Ever loose 1/2 of something like half a pair of shoes, socks, etc?

@writersedge (22577)
United States
February 20, 2009 7:19am CST
Well, I finally did it. I lost one lense in my glasses. I had one that kept falling out. I would resecure it and be off for awhile. Yesterday, it fell out at a friend's house and we retraced our steps, could we find it, of course not! Luckily, I have spare glasses, but they're the previous prescription and my head has gotten bigger so not very comfortable. So what have you lost? Did you ever find it? What did you do with the other half if you didn't find it? Puppet socks are good when you loose one sock. Not sure about one shoe or about one lense in glasses except to donate to the Lion's club, maybe they can fin another or have someone grind it down and cut it to a kid's size of glass. Still hoping to find the other lense, still looking in my car, might be there. Thanks and take care
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20 responses
• United States
20 Feb 09
i'm always loosing one sock. especially when it comes to my babies socks. everyone in my house just always ends up wearing mismatched socks. every once in awhile we are lucky and find a pair that still matches.
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• United States
21 Feb 09
My stepdad rages at me when I loose a sock, lol, so I rarely loose one.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
There are these neat things that keep two socks together during washings now. They're little plastic circles with bendable triangles of plastic that catch two pairs of socks together. I did that for awhile and then I just put one sock inside another when I took them off. Now I have a pair when I go to wash them unless I loose both of them! Smile
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Responder #5 has a bucket system that she says works.
• United States
21 Feb 09
The main thing that I always seem to lose one of is socks. What do I do with the other one? I usually keep it for a long time and when I finally never come across the match to it I just throw the other one away. I have no need for the sock then, so that is why I get rid of it.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
I've done that and then found the other sock later. Maybe a sock collage for a headboard would be good! See the responder above you, she has an interesting theory. Actually, there were some interesting ones in response #5 and 7, too. Thanks and take care
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Thank you for joining mylot and responding to my discussion. Take care
@cripfemme (7713)
• United States
21 Feb 09
I do this all the time. One of my ex assistants use to say that my socks got stolen by a sock gnome.Apparently there these little creatures who steal your socks and take them back to their hollow tree to make a nest out of them. I also lost one shoe once, I have no idea where it went or how it left the house. But I know I looked everywhere and it wasn't here.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
See sock theories #5, 7, and 9 responders, although I like your story, it is very interesting. So many cool responses including stories about boating and your hollow tree. What wonderful people we have on Mylot. Thanks and take care
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
21 Feb 09
The only way to find the missing lens is to throw away the rest of the glasses and the missing lens will immediately show up.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Thanks, that sounds about right. LOL!
• United States
21 Feb 09
This reminds me of George Carlin. "When you die and go to heaven everything you lost you get back, except your virginity because you were in such a hurry to lose that in the first place." teehee
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Funny! Thanks and glad you joined mylot.
• China
20 Feb 09
hello..i have several times about loose 1/2 of a paire socks.i hang them outside to dry them and after one night when i go to pick them one has gone and only one remains there, now in my wardrobe there are several socks which can't match eachother, thery only can show how many pairs of socks i have lost by the wind... now the wind still crying out side...oh.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Ah yes, the wind. I've had to get my laundry out of my garden and the field next door. What a problem. May there be less wind soon, thanks and take care
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
20 Feb 09
Just what is it about socks!! I am always losing socks. I know ,when I put them into the washing machine there are two of each of them. But why when the wash is over, that I am missing some of them. There must be some kind of black hole in my machine or something. I think I will take your advice and make some sock puppets
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Read 1 and 2 responses up top, maybe you'll feel better! Also there are plastic rings now that help keep socks together. I had a friend who asked a washer repair man and he said that small socks can actually get trapped inside a washer or make it all the way out of the washer. So you're not imagining it, some socks do leave the washing machine with the wash water. So if you can find a way to put them together and make them bigger like with the plastic rings they have now with little triangle flexible sock catchers, then maybe you'll keep more of them. Also the idea of #2 or 3 with buying 10 of the same socks is an idea. Together, we may be able to solve this constantly missing sock thing! Thanks and take care
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
22 Feb 09
Yes I do feel a bit better now I know I am not alone with the missing socks. I might check out those sock rings you are talking about. Thanks for the tip
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
23 Feb 09
Responder # 21 actually had a really excellent sock idea, and some other good ideas were at 5, 7, 9, and 10. Who knew so many people had found so many different ideas about how to keep from loosing their socks?!
@MissAmie (718)
• United States
21 Feb 09
I have soooo many single shoes and I don't think I own socks that have mate. lol. My solution is to buy only one brand of socks so that way I don't have too much trouble matching them. I have a few pairs of earrings that only have one of. Who knows where they've gone. With a 6 year old running around everywhere it's hard to tell where anything is!
• Canada
21 Feb 09
I got smart with socks and only buy the same ones. I have a dozen or so all the same so I cannot even tell if I have a half pair missing because I still have 23 of the same sock.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Shoes, tie them together and put in a closet the 6 year old doesn't get into. Socks, we're still working on that. But responses at 5, 7, and 9 might be of help to you. I hope your child doesn't put things in his or her month and swallow because earrings are a chocking hazard. Thanks and take care
@anonymili (3138)
20 Feb 09
I've never lost half a pair of shoes, as generally when I take off my shoes, they're put away or left together. Now socks! I've lost countless socks in the past and still do now, the easiest way around it for me is to buy 5 packs of the same colour socks so if I lose half a pair, I've still got 9 others LOL! Gosh I hope you find your lens from your glasses soon, that's quite an expensive item to have to replace as far as I know. Going back to your sentence above "...it fell out at a friend's house and we retraced our steps, could we find it..." erm were you wearing the glasses when the lens fell out? Cos, if so, did you not notice it not being there? x
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Socks, they're a never-ending challenge that way! I've done what you're doing now and I also have done other things (read above) to try to keep them together until they're washed and they have these new things that even help you keep them together when they're being washed, but they don't dry very well unless you remove the plastic rings. We all keep trying and I hope we manage with theose socks soon. Thanks and take care
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Responder #5 has an interesting bucket system!
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
22 Feb 09
I lose socks. I think there must be another dimension in the dryer, that sucks in the other sock. Maybe someone on LOST island will wander around and come upon a bunch of socks and say "How did these get here?" I have never lost anything more. I mean it is hard to lose a shoe, and I have lost a whole thing, and then I found out that someone else borrowed it or it showed up eventually. But socks, you look silly wearing unmatched socks.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Socks, most people seem to loose socks. Great ideas though on how to prevent that, esp. the mismatching of them from a lost one. Responders # 5, 7, 9, 10, and 21 could help you to never loose a sock again. I hope you're loosing them in the washer and not the dryer. The dryer could present a fire hazard and burn your house down. I would be having a repair man there in a heartbeat if I lost anything in the dryer. Take care and stay safe.
@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
20 Feb 09
It is a known fact especially for people with children, that the washing machine eats socks and spits them back out at a later date..lol.. When my kids were young, I was always losing socks in the washer, so I thought. I kept a bag where I would throw odd socks and about once a month, I would empty it and match up pairs...Low and behold, there would be many!!!
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Excellent idea for responder #9. Take care
@user_786 (1338)
20 Feb 09
nice question. i liked it! yes i a pair of two different socks and found them eventually after months of lot search
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
WoW! That's a lot more than I would put into a sock search, months, Wow! I hope I find my glass lens before than, thanks and take care
@pergammano (7691)
• Canada
20 Feb 09
Hmm..have to throw some levity in here! LOST---half my life, my other half (as in husband)....but you know, in both instances...I KEPT the BETTER halfs! The better half of my life is yet to be lived, and the better half of the union, was me, and I kept that in tact! Socks...yup, always in washer & dryer...they are fondly known as PWP's in my home (parents without partners)! Owner a German Shepherd dog, once "Cola" and she stole and hid "one shoe, boot or slipper".....I think she knew I couldn't go anywhere without both! Found them all the day I moved, in the crawlspace under the house, but, alas, I had already thrown the other one's out! Here, in B.C. the Lion's Club do have a program for re-cycled perscription glasses, even with one lens...! Worst thing in the world is to lose your glasses...how do you look for them..without glasses? Have a great one, m'dear!
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
I'm not as blind as my Mother was yet. So I can look without them. I need them for serious distance like driving and not so serious like watching TV. But I can get pretty close to where I'm looking. Interesting all the things you've lost. Thanks and take care
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
21 Feb 09
I just hang on to spare socks because I'll lose another and can then match it to one of the spares never lost the lens to my glasses, tho I did have one that fell out, finally had to get new glasses after the car accident!
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Responder #22 above you has some great ideas for keeping socks together so they'll be there again as well as #5, 7, 9 and I think maybe 10. Different ideas there to help everyone. Thanks and take care
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
22 Feb 09
I'm sure I could do better about NOT losing my socks if I put them away instead of just piling them up....
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
21 Feb 09
This might sound crazy but I don't recall every losing a sock or lens from my glasses. I misplace things all the time but eventually find the item. If I lost a lens in my glasses, I would be walking into walls and wouldn't be able to drive myself anywhere. I have an extra pair but like you, they are an old prescription. I have worn contact lenses for 42 years and have never lost one. I've never broken a pair of glasses either. Guess I am just careful and pay close attention when it comes to my eyes because my vision is so poor. Your story is almost funny but I just can't force myself to laugh. Did you find the lens?
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
You must have a very tight washing machine (see #9 or 10 response) and glasses that are also. I can't wear contacts. I have dry eye and occular rosacea. The contacts would dry to my eye and have to be surgically removed. My glasses were wired together because the screw went missing and the screw repair kit none of the screws fit my glasses. No the lens hasn't been found yet, but I will look again today. Easier to do when you're not tired and not in a rush. Thanks and take care
@goldeneagle (6774)
• United States
21 Feb 09
I think my washer or my dryer eats socks, so I have a bunch of socks that I cannot find matches for. Also, I have managed to lose one of my bedroom slippers. I have no clue what happened to the other one, but I can't find it anywhere. I thought my dogs may have had something to do with the disappearance of my slipper, but I have looked everywhere they usually stash things, and it is nowhere to be found. I have looked everywhere I can think of, and that slipper is NOT in this house as far as I can tell. I have no clue what happened to it...
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
REsponses #7 and 9 might be of the best help for you. I son'r know how to help you with the slippers. Maybe you'll find the slipper buried by the dogs in the back yard. We found all kinds of things buried in our back yard when we had dogs. Thanks and take care
@tasha19 (254)
• United States
21 Feb 09
i do it all the time especially with my daughters stuff..i lose shoes and socks etc. i have lost my glasses before but i have contacts so it wasent that big of a deal..but i know if i didnt have my contacts i know i would have been screwed cause i would be looking all day for them cause i wouldnt be able to see anything..but thank goodness our house isent that big and i found them.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
I can't use contacts, I have dry eye and occular rosacea, so I am really, really stuck. Thanks and take care. You may want to check out some other responses to help you with the socks, like #s 5, 7, 9, and 10.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
20 Feb 09
i am always loosing socks. sometimes our daughters are only bringing one down to be washed and i swear that my washer or dryer eats socks. one thing i hate is that we have so many shoes and it takes forever to find the other shoe (we have a smallish bookcase in our shoe/coat closet and each person has a shelf but my daughters are famous for just chucking their shoes in and not putting them on their shelf!)
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
See responses 5 and 7. They maybe of help to you. I like the sock bucket idea, that may help you with your daughters. With an entire bucket full of socks, there should be some socks that mach. Shoes, when you finish wearing them, tie the shoelaces together. They'll stay together way better. Hope something I wrong and others wrote helps. Thanks and take care
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
20 Feb 09
My jewelry is not as organized as I would like it to be. So, I often end up misplacing 1 earring. That can get pretty annoying, especially when it's a pair I really like. I have even thrown an earring out, only to find it's matching one months later! So, I don't throw them out anymore, I just try to save it back and when the other one turns up, I've got another pair of earrings! I like your idea about making puppets out of single socks. Take care.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Velvet cloth, cut a hole in it in the middle. Put the cloth over the coat hanger by putting the hook part through the hole. When you wear your earrings, if they're pieced, they go into that well. Now if you have a tendancy to get infections, sterile cloth can be used instead. If they aren't pierced, it's harder to keep them, they can fall off even if you put them on this. Then the cloth works best for pins, broaches, etc. Just a thought. Take care
• United States
20 Feb 09
Lucky for me I love to do laundry and sort them. I have a bucket for my socks. I have all of them pair together. My daughter just lost one of her lenses last week. She had the pair of glasses in her hand when she got it the pool at school. I can only think of losing half of myself when I was abused. As a child I never grew up and found that other half.