Odd socks maybe but odd shoes?

@JudyEv (278685)
Rockingham, Australia
February 19, 2022 7:21pm CST
I’ve just read a post by RufoLisa (@Shavkat) who said he inadvertently wore odd socks. You can catch up here: https://www.mylot.com/post/3497864/i-wasnt-myself-when-my-left-sock-did-not It reminded me of a teacher who was addressing a roomful of adult students when she looked down and discovered she was wearing odd shoes. What made it worse was that she was lecturing on how to better care for people with Alzheimer’s. It’s an easy thing to do though. Photo is of my bedsocks. They may look odd to you but I have a second pair just like these.
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@kaylachan (34264)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Feb
They look comfortable, and that's what's important.
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
That's very true.
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@cacay1 (70810)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
20 Feb
@kaylachan correct
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@Aquitaine24 (10678)
• San Jose, California
20 Feb
They look pretty much the same except for the color.
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@RubyHawk (62868)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Feb
I know that teacher was mortified. I’ve never worn socks to bed.
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
I can't sleep if my feet are cold but often I push them off halfway through the night.
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@RubyHawk (62868)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Feb
@JudyEv I’d never thought about wearing socks to bed.
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Feb
@RubyHawk I'm a bit surprised. Bedsocks have been around for a long time.
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@sjvg1976 (32475)
• Delhi, India
20 Feb
That's why my wife lets the pair of socks dry together when they are washed and keeps them together by knotting them.
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
That's a very good idea.
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@Aquitaine24 (10678)
• San Jose, California
25 Feb
That is a good idea.
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@DaddyEvil (81360)
• United States
20 Feb
When I come up with an odd sock, it goes into the bottom drawer of my dresser until I lose another sock just like it. Then I put the new pair together and put them in the top dresser drawer with all the other matching socks.
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
I do that now too. Put one away till I find its friend.
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@DaddyEvil (81360)
• United States
20 Feb
@JudyEv All of my socks match. I wear the black no-see-um socks.
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
@DaddyEvil Vince has a heap that are all the same which makes matching easier for sure.
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@wolfgirl569 (55909)
• Marion, Ohio
20 Feb
I love your socks. That would be embarrassing to have shoes like that
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
Especially when you're talking to people about dementia!
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@shaggin (59877)
• United States
20 Feb
You don’t try to match your socks?
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
These are just my bedsocks. All my others are matched but I just happened to grab two in the dark one cold night and when I woke up, this is what I was wearing.
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@shaggin (59877)
• United States
20 Feb
@JudyEv ohh . They are pretty colors and look so warm and comfy. I should put mine on now as I’m getting ready for bed
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
@shaggin I won't need mine till May or June.
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@akruser13 (481)
• Los Angeles, California
20 Feb
My best friend wears odd socks always. On principle. It's actually a habit she shares with actor Matthew Gray Gubler of Criminal Minds fame. Apparently some people believe it's bad luck to wear matching socks, which was something my friend learned from a relative of hers and something MGG learned from I believe his grandmother. I can't do it personally because my OCD won't let me, lol. But I do think it's kind of a cute habit.
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
I'm happy with all of that but if it's unlucky to wear matching socks, there must be a lot of people who have bad luck!
• Los Angeles, California
20 Feb
@JudyEv That's what I was thinking lmao! Maybe it's not so much unlucky for everyone else, but super lucky for you if you wear them unmatching?
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Feb
@akruser13 We'll go with that explanation. A much better idea.
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@bunnybon7 (51430)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Feb
heard that joke before. Yes, odd socks I would wear but odd shoes in public would be terrible.
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
I'd be a bit embarrassed too. I'd have to try to pretend I was eccentric.
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@bunnybon7 (51430)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Feb
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20 Feb
In India there is a trend of girls using odd coloured nail polishes and ear rings
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
That is common here although I haven't noticed the different ear rings but sometimes every fingernail is a different colour.
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21 Feb
@JudyEv that is also trendy in India Judy
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@snowy22315 (137843)
• United States
20 Feb
Two diff colors? umm interesting!
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
And I have two pairs like that!!
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@FourWalls (43889)
• United States
20 Feb
That’s one good thing about not going Imelda Marcos on the shoe buying.
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
I didn't think I had a lot of shoes but I added them up once to write about here and was pretty embarrassed that I had so many. Half of them weren't a bit comfortable. I have less now.
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@Kandae11 (45561)
20 Feb
Was the teacher suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer's?
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
Haha - I don't think so. I think she was in a really big rush when she got dressed.
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• Belews Creek, North Carolina
20 Feb
Many years ago when I was a college student, I looked down at my feet in class and discovered that I was wearing one navy-blue shoe and one black shoe. I was very self-conscious about it at the time! One of my children showed up for supper this evening with mismatched socks. He said he needed to do laundry and this was all that he could find that was clean. Interestingly, this led to a conversation about one of his housemates (and siblings) who is known for accidentally stealing socks and treating them as her own.
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
We went to a meeting once and the headmaster had odd socks. But I've never put on odd shoes. I have worn a blouse inside out once but luckily there were only a few other people in the room and one of them kindly told me. I've decided to put such events down to being eccentric!!
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@RasmaSandra (54914)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Feb
I think there is not real problem with wearing odd sock but odd shoes is carrying a bit too far
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
I know the lady could hardly believe her eyes. She went home to change them.
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@Ronrybs (15195)
• London, England
20 Feb
I refuse to worry about odd socks! I once managed to wear odd shoes, but I don't think anyone noticed
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Feb
I'm sure most wouldn't notice. And you could always pretend to be eccentric.
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@Ronrybs (15195)
• London, England
21 Feb
@JudyEv Who needs to pretend... according to my friends!
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Feb
@Ronrybs Have you done a good job of fooling them?
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@moffittjc (105101)
• Gainesville, Florida
20 Feb
Sometimes when my feet are cold during the winter months I will randomly grab socks to put on to keep my feet warm, and more often than not I grab an odd pair. But since I am just wearing them around the house, I don't really care too much! haha
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Feb
I have to be more careful what I wear around the house now as we have neighbours much closer than we ever did. On our little farm, we usually got some warning that someone was coming to the door.
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@moffittjc (105101)
• Gainesville, Florida
21 Feb
@JudyEv Do you really care about wearing odd socks when someone sees you? Haha
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Feb
@moffittjc Odd socks don't worry me but holey shorts might.
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@nela13 (50580)
• Portugal
20 Feb
I have a friend who wears odd socks but they are also funny.
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Feb
Vince's doctors had purple socks with bananas on them but at least they matched. He said he'd been given three pairs for Christmas.
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@nela13 (50580)
• Portugal
21 Feb
@JudyEv we all receive socks for Christmas
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Feb
@nela13 I think it is very common for men to be given socks for Christmas.
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@DWDavis (20596)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
21 Feb
We used to have a Wacky-Tacky Dress day at school during Spirit Week in February preceding the annual basketball tournament. Wearing odd shoes was always a major part of the wacky way the kids would dress. I would participate by wearing odd socks and a neck tie with a golf shirt.
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Feb
It's great if the teachers join in with these days. Here, they were mostly called 'Bad Taste Days'.
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@DWDavis (20596)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
21 Feb
@JudyEv The kids' favorite is pajama day. We have to set very strict rules about what type of pajamas they are allowed to wear. Years ago, when I was teaching middle school, one year it was a young, first-year teacher who took it too far. She showed up in a teddy. She did wear a bra and thong underneath. Still, her 8th-grade homeroom boys were drooling all over themselves. The principal sent her home to change once she heard.
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Feb
@DWDavis That is pretty funny but really, the young teacher should have known better. I can just imagine the boys.
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@jaboUK (64905)
• United Kingdom
20 Feb
My husband had two similar pairs of shoes and took a pair of them with us on a cruise. The problem was he took one from each pair and they were both for the left foot! He insisted on wearing them! He was mostly in a wheelchair by then so he said it didn't matter
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Feb
Oh no!! Do you think anyone noticed? I can imagine myself staring at the shoes (while trying not to) and trying to work out what was wrong.
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@jaboUK (64905)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb
@JudyEv No-one remarked upon it so I'm not sure if anyone noticed.
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Feb
@jaboUK Sometimes it takes small children a while to work out left and right shoes.
@1creekgirl (31862)
• United States
21 Feb
One time I wore two different earrings to work just to see if anyone noticed. If they did, they never said anything. Probably didn't want to embarrass me.
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@JudyEv (278685)
• Rockingham, Australia
22 Feb
I've decided that when I do something silly nowadays, I'll just pretend to be eccentric.
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@1creekgirl (31862)
• United States
22 Feb
@JudyEv Good idea! Now people would think I'm just a silly old woman.
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