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Who knows where the lost socks end up?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    With so many single issue fanatics joining this site over the past months, all saying exactly the same thing over and over again, you might imagine UKIP to be a farce to be reckoned with, but you know what? Some appear to lose interest after a few days at the most.

    I don't know whether it's having to think about the replies they get that exhausts them or whether they somehow get lost in the washing, never to return again. Maybe someone ought to check out the tumble dryer in case there's a flock of them trapped inside.

    Ever the entrepreneur, I'm wondering whether there is a market in selling individual socks that match the lost ones. At the moment, the thing that is holding me back from investing in this idea is the thought that maybe there are some socks that their owners are happy to see the back of. Ones that are discovered to be full of holes, for example. Maybe it's better to buy shares in The Sock Shop?
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  2. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    In the perpetual recycling bin?
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  3. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Or not so secret stashes of fluff
  4. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Maybe Christmas Eve will be quieter as they wait in anticipation of what Father Christmas will fill them with.
  5. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    hopefully no more anger over non-Christian festivities?
  6. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    :eek: oo er.

    Left over mince pies? Carrots that Rudolph turned his nose up? Elves that have passed their productive (sh)elf life?
  7. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Socks traditionally disappear during the washing or cleaning process
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  8. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    What might we learn from this then?
  9. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    They go rotten when they are exposed to detergent.
  10. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    If you have a teenager they generally turn up covered in fluff under its bed. Usually long after you've given up and thrown the other one away.
  11. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    Sometimes you find on in the sleeves of a jumper or cardigan.
  12. cally1980

    cally1980 Established commenter

    I think they all come to me. I'm certain I have odd socks belonging to pairs I have never bought or owned!
  13. Duke_of_Dork

    Duke_of_Dork Occasional commenter

  14. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Is that a picture of der leader after recent elections?

    PS. Have you met butterfly rainbow unicorn kitten?
  15. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Yes, Dorkie. That's precisely why I said that UKIP could be a farce to be reckoned with. Did you find Margate an interesting place to visit all the same? Have a go on the swings and roundabouts in the park? Maybe a donkey ride?

    You need to watch out for those donkey rides in Margate though. When I was at school like you are, my mate had a ride on one, fell off and broke his wrist, then couldn't toss himself off anymore until he learned how to do it successfully as a leftie. Poor bloke said it initially reminded him of being washed by his nan as a baby, then in later life, developed a taste for granny ****.

    It's a sad story and no mistake, since he ended up spending all his pocket money on a Zimmer frame in the hope of attracting an old dear outside the bingo hall, but instead attracted the attention of the police. He might have gotten away with it if he hadn't still been wearing short trousers.
  16. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Unfortunately, as I have reported previously, the TES drones did not bother to make the system sock and troll proof with the latest revamp. You can expect closedown I guess. It is what happened to the SAGA forum, and I did so like the sagas of Leif Ericksen, and Noggin the Nog. (What IS a "nog" anyway?)
  17. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    There were a few of variants when I was a kid, but the only acceptable use of the term I know of these days is in eggnog.


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