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SheelaNeGoldGig Fri 21-Sep-12 12:34:24

in the last 8 weeks i have bought 15 pairs of socks.

5 pairs of black trainer socks

10 pairs of black socks with coloured toes.

I am wearing a pair now.

And i have one other sock. A single one, not a pair.

So where are the other 27?

27 missing socks.

It is ridiculous.

CouthyMowWearingOrange Fri 21-Sep-12 12:35:32

The missing socks are apparently in my odd socks box, well half of them, anyway. I seem to have about 57 odd socks between 5 people. It's starting to righteously piss me off!

Nagoo Fri 21-Sep-12 12:37:10

I bought 8 pairs of new socks.

I have 3 left.

FUCK KNOWS where they are. All the washing is done.


Numberlock Fri 21-Sep-12 12:38:37

my odd socks box

Couthy - that's fab, I thought I was the only one to have such a thing! (Well mine is a waste paper basket. And it's always overflowing.)

Can we not commission some academic to get to the bottom of this?

SheelaNeGoldGig Fri 21-Sep-12 12:38:48

I need my socks. I am packing for my week away.
Where the flip are they? I've checked the DDs floors and can't see them. Admittedly they may be hidden under the avelanche of shit that is in their rooms. But DD2 only wears coloured socks.

I hate socks. The wee buggers think they are so effing smart pissing off and hiding.

amillionyears Fri 21-Sep-12 12:40:43

Try everybody elses drawers.Same for anything else that goes missing.
Works in our household.

Saltycopporn Fri 21-Sep-12 12:41:13

Have a sit down and think about where you saw them last. That always works for me.

CaptainHetty Fri 21-Sep-12 12:42:15

I think mine have all been sucked into the vortex that also eats teaspoons.

MrSunshine Fri 21-Sep-12 12:42:25

I have a sock in my hair, but not on my feet. I don't wear socks unless I have to, evil things.

LonelyCloud Fri 21-Sep-12 12:44:26

It's the sock monster.

Fakebook Fri 21-Sep-12 12:44:43

Yes! Why does this always happen?! I bought DD 2 packs of 7 pairs of socks. That's 14 pairs of socks, and I can only ever find odd pairs. Where the hell do they go? confused.

Purplemonster Fri 21-Sep-12 12:46:39

I think the washing machine secretly eats them

stealthsquiggle Fri 21-Sep-12 12:48:26

Our collective odd sock basket is a pop-up laundry basket. It's well over half full (must be 100's of socks), and I cannot find school or sports socks for DD. Mind you, there must be a growing community of them at school as well - ever since a regime change so that she comes home every day in PE kit, she goes to school with 2 blue socks (with 2 hard-won white socks in her PE bag), and comes home wearing the white socks, which she promptly sheds and loses somewhere in the house, and with one blue sock in her bag. Every Bloody Day. As if the house/washing machine/cat weren't making socks disappear fast enough angry [just ordered yet more socks from M&S]

101handbags Fri 21-Sep-12 12:50:56

I should say... I don't have one of these... Sock Saver... and I am as bad as the next person at losing socks... but 27 sock is a lot to lose!

SheelaNeGoldGig Fri 21-Sep-12 12:52:42

I could only clip the fuckers together snd save them if i could sodding find them. Bastards.

CouthyMowWearingOrange Fri 21-Sep-12 12:53:20

grin Mine is an overflowing waste paper bin too! It resides atop my tumble dryer so that I can put any stray socks in there straight away. I go through it once a week to match up any that might actually have a mate in there!

My only other suggestion was the sock monster - he steals socks to eat, and is similar to the Cookie Monster except he eats socks, not cookies. wink

Yorkpud Fri 21-Sep-12 12:56:13

in the tumble drier??

Fakebook Fri 21-Sep-12 12:56:16

I'd like to invent a small microchip with a GPS signal that you clip onto each new pair of socks, then you can locate lost ones via a quick look on the computer.

Numberlock Fri 21-Sep-12 12:59:17

I go through it once a week to match up any that might actually have a mate in there!

So do I! Do you find, though, that, mysteriously, however many pairs you manage to match up, the bin is just as full afterwards?

(Cue Twilight Zone music...)

hugoagogo Fri 21-Sep-12 13:01:55

I bought 6 pairs of special black socks with squishy soles for work, in August. I can now only find two and they don't match!? (different coloured spots on the sole) confused

SheelaNeGoldGig Fri 21-Sep-12 13:02:15

I suspect they are in the tumble dryer.

Only I don't own one. Maybe my 27 missing socks are in someone elses.

Numberlock Fri 21-Sep-12 13:03:05

the vortex that also eats teaspoons

Captain you're so right! How does that even happen? I started out with the same number of knives, forks, spoons and teaspoons.

There are currently no teaspoons in the drawer but a full set of the rest of the cutlery.

If I'm lucky I might be able to find one teaspoon on the cutlery drainer and possible another in a yoghurt pot somewhere in the lounge.

There's no way on earth that all four of us could ever have boiled eggs at the same time though!!

catwoo Fri 21-Sep-12 13:15:38

there is a 'chat' forum you know!

greenhill Fri 21-Sep-12 13:17:01

I only buy black socks for myself so they always match. I count them into and out of the washing machine, pair them on the line and immediately pair them into a ball before they go back into the drawer. I never have odd socks.

However, I can't keep track of the DC's socks: they could be under sofas, in toys, used to wrap 'presents' for people or just randomly scattered throughout the house. My DD wears tights to school.

Teaspoons: buy 50 in a job lot, they do not have to match the other cutlery.

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