AIBU to think he's a cheeky fecker and should pair his own damn socks?

(43 Posts)
IAmPissedOffWithAHeadmaster Tue 26-Jan-16 07:11:27

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Penfold007 Tue 26-Jan-16 07:18:49

I'd just go and buy new socks. Next access visit the DDs go without any socks as there are plenty at his place.

IAmPissedOffWithAHeadmaster Tue 26-Jan-16 07:20:44

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RidersOnTheStorm Tue 26-Jan-16 07:20:44

<agrees with Penfold>

IAmPissedOffWithAHeadmaster Tue 26-Jan-16 07:21:55

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pippitysqueakity Tue 26-Jan-16 07:29:15

You shouldn't have to. Tip em out, pair DCs, send his back. ( after letting children/ animals have a play with them...)

IAmPissedOffWithAHeadmaster Tue 26-Jan-16 07:30:24

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MLGs Tue 26-Jan-16 07:32:04

Of course he should just do it and send the girls socks back with them. You shouldn't be having any involvement with the socks at his house.

BlackeyedShepherdsbringsheep Tue 26-Jan-16 07:33:03

how old are the girls? if they are old enough to have taken responsibility for bringing their own washing back I would get them to sort it.

IAmPissedOffWithAHeadmaster Tue 26-Jan-16 07:34:37

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AllMyBestFriendsAreMetalheads Tue 26-Jan-16 07:34:54

Deliberately keep one of every pair of his socks?

hesterton Tue 26-Jan-16 07:39:01

Agree - get the box, get the girls to take their own socks out and pair them themselves (I get the impression from your op that they're more than old enough to do this - apologies if not!) And then... If he asks for the rest back, explain that they're in the shed waiting for the rag man as you'd assumed as he'd sent them that they weren't wanted.

Then give them back unpaired.

What a cheek!

(And tell your dd to take responsibility for the clothes you buy them)

Cloppysow Tue 26-Jan-16 09:54:28

Ah the sock exchange.

I have bought approximately 2 million pairs for my two sons. I just keep buying them. They never come back in pairs, always in odds. I keep all the odds in a bag in a hope that their partners will return one day.

Socks are promiscuous. No mating for life. They'll pair up with any old sock.

hesterton Tue 26-Jan-16 09:55:30

I only ever buy the same, plain black socks. They are polyamorous so pairings can be totally random. It's the only way.

DoreenLethal Tue 26-Jan-16 09:57:00

Buy some of your own socks and keep them locked away.

Tell the children to sort it out next time they are there.

IAmPissedOffWithAHeadmaster Tue 26-Jan-16 09:57:33

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hesterton Tue 26-Jan-16 09:59:54

Polyamorous is good though. As long as YOU can't tell them apart, let them cling to their favourite pairing of the day. Just means you will always have 2 similar socks to wear every day.

VaginaRecliner Tue 26-Jan-16 10:08:03

Can you tell the girls to bring some of their own socks back to your house? Surely they must know where this giant box of communal socks is kept at his house, unless they never wear any.

IAmPissedOffWithAHeadmaster Tue 26-Jan-16 10:10:35

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DoreenLethal Tue 26-Jan-16 11:32:02

I think you should get the box back and hold his socks ransom.

They come back with the same number of socks that they took, he gets a pair in return.

What I don't understand is - do they come back with bare feet each time?

If they go in one pair, and wear a pair home, then surely the sock numbers should stay equal.

IAmPissedOffWithAHeadmaster Tue 26-Jan-16 11:34:26

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ethelb Tue 26-Jan-16 17:34:39

Yabu. The issue is really with your lazy daughters.

NotMeNotYouNotAnyone Tue 26-Jan-16 18:01:12

They need to sort it out, they're teenagers. If they can't be arsed then they need to buy you replacement socks and stop borrowing yours. (If they refuse, take it out of their pocket money and buy a lock for your door)

shutupandshop Tue 26-Jan-16 18:10:24

Get all the socks back and don't return his. Simples

shutupandshop Tue 26-Jan-16 18:11:40

That was what actually tipped me over the edge. His fucking man socks have been having carnal relations with my virginal lady socks.

Do you feel soiled? <head tilt>

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