What about those mismatched socks, MyLotters?

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Eugene, Oregon
July 25, 2016 8:11pm CST
I have a place I put them in the side of my sock drawer. Guess what? There get to be more of them! We all know the joke about the sock-eating washers and driers, but what do you with the darn things? This morning I mowed my lawn. I wear shoes and socks when I mow to protect my feet. So, I put on two mismatched socks and wore them. Heck, they were both some shade of dark blue and I was not leaving the yard, so why not? In fact, it they are only a little off and the same texture, I may wear them anywhere from now on. Good socks are expensive, if you can find them these days, so I am not wasting perfectly good socks any more. Tell me, what do you do with your mismatched socks?
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• United States
26 Jul 16
luckily all our socks're the same brand/color so's when one gets a hole, the other's saved to go with the next'un that suffers such a fate. 'course, those holey socks get used'n critter beds 'n other 'projects' 'round the place.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Jul 16
That sounds like a practical solution.
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• United States
26 Jul 16
@JamesHxstatic they're also great fer makin' those 'draft stoppers' folks put down by their doors durin' winter :)
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@JudyEv (97056)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 16
Vin mostly buys three or four pairs at a time all the same which makes life easier.
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@Lucky15 (33713)
• Philippines
26 Jul 16
I wear one..intentionally and go out..like a social.experiment but...failed. lol
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
26 Jul 16
The only way I seem to end up with mismatched socks is if one of the pair get a hole in them and I throw it away. Many of my socks I buy are several pair that look alike so if I get a hole in one then I can set the one without the whole to the side and match it up with another loose one. But I have occasionally mismatch sock and it doesn't bother me at all to wear them around the house. If I'm going someplace where I will be on my feet, like grocery shopping, I figure my pant legs come all the way to my shoes so no one is going to see my socks anyway.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Jul 16
Yes, that's the ticket, wear them when no one will know the difference.
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@WorDazza (8496)
• Manchester, England
26 Jul 16
I buy many pairs of identical socks. No mismatched socks. Simple.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Jul 16
Some of mine have lasted for quite a while and have slight color differences, probably no noticeable unless you are trying to mate them. (That sounds weird).
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@WorDazza (8496)
• Manchester, England
26 Jul 16
@JamesHxstatic It may sound weird but you may have come up with the answer to any future worldwide sock shortage. If we keep a number of breeding pairs we'll be in a great position to corner the market when 'peak sock' has been reached!
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Jul 16
@WorDazza Eureka!
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@jstory07 (57115)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Jul 16
If I have two left that are the same shade of color I will wear them.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Jul 16
Close counts!
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@jstory07 (57115)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Jul 16
@JamesHxstatic That's what I figured.
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@PatZAnthony (11730)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
26 Jul 16
We realize many people wear socks that do not match on purpose! It is fun-why not? Who really would notice if you have on long pants?
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 Jul 16
That is what I a, thinking too.
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@LadyDuck (118634)
• Switzerland
26 Jul 16
You could not believe it, but my washer and dryer never ate a single sock. As you say good socks are expensive.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Jul 16
You must be very organized, @LadyDuck, not to have any stray socks around.
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@jaboUK (50131)
• United Kingdom
26 Jul 16
I tend to buy socks in bundles of the same colour, so they don't get mismatched.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Jul 16
Generally, I do too these days.
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@teamfreak16 (35231)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Jul 16
I keep hoping the other will turn up. Then, eventually, I throw them away.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Jul 16
That has been my solution so far.
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@JudyEv (97056)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 16
I have a theory that the socks that go missing turn into wire coat-hangers. I keep odd socks in a special drawer and try to match them from time to time. Some I put on my hand and use for dusting. And if I get caught out wearing odd socks I pretend I'm just eccentric. No-one can argue with that. Cute photo by the way.
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@JESSY3236 (4901)
• United States
26 Jul 16
My uncle doesn't match his socks like normal people do. He has a drawer for white socks and one for black or colored socks. Anyway, I do wear my mismatched socks around the house.
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@lilnana1111 (2462)
• United States
26 Jul 16
I have a few of those too, seems like the kids now days like wearing mismatched socks.
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@louievill (16234)
• Philippines
26 Jul 16
I let my children wear them to bed when it's very cold, they say that it prevents you from getting sick or getting a fever, there is some logic to it cause keeping the feet and hands warm, warms the whole body.
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@meowch (1007)
• United States
26 Jul 16
I wear them at home when I exercise. But I need matched socks when I go out.
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@Hannihar (10191)
19 Nov
I can't believe when I wash my clothes and find one sock missing and cannot find it. That happened to me and not sure if ever found it.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Nov
Yes, the mystery has no respect for borders.
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@Hannihar (10191)
20 Nov
@JamesHxstatic So so true James.
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@allknowing (55153)
• India
30 Jul 16
Odd is in fashion these days. You can easily trend set wearing mis matched socks
30 Jul 16
thankfully, i am fine with wearing mis-matched socks. :-) though honestly, i avoid socks if i can.... sad when summer ends and i have to start wearing shoes
• United States
28 Jul 16
I can't wear mismatching socks. My grandmother bought me some mismatched matching socks and I couldn't even wear those. It irritates me to have to wear them. I only wear them if I absolutely have no other options.
@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
27 Jul 16
well at the moment I polish my bowls with them - did you know there is a story about lost socks::THE LITTLE LOST SOCK. A simple yet poignant story of hope, the power of faith, and how true friendship can make a positive difference in the life of another.
• United States
27 Jul 16
Somehow, I don't seem to lose socks. It's just dumb luck, I think. But I'll take it.