Friday, September 28, 2007

Lady Jan's theory of the missing sock

You know how you put a pair of socks in the dryer and only one comes out?
Where did it go?

Well I got a theory about that, and please tell me if you have heard this one before;
When the dryer spins it creates a vortex, and as it continues to spin it creates static electricity, and that opens up a small black hole or worm hole in the back of the dryer; just large enough to suck down one sock.

It's either that or socks are actually sentient;

"Psst, hey I'm tired of being on people's stinky feet, so I'm making a break for it. Do you see that shirt there? As soon as I got enough static cling I'm out of here!"


Jeanette said...

Hi Janice, I used to blame the washing machine when only could find one sock,Im sure my washing machine eats them.

Merle said...

Hi Janice ~~ I think it's the washing machine, as I rarely use my dryer.
Thanks for your comment about my fairy garden - mine is in a shady spot too. The fairies and gnome sound nice - just add a few hardy flowers.
Take care Janice, Love, Merle.

Granny said...

My washer ate one once. Took a visit from Sears to fish it out and get the machine back working again.

Before that, I thought it was an urban myth.

Lee said...

Aha! So that's what happens to them????

We could make a fortune in opening up a sock store...gather up all the one socks and go from there! ;)

Janice said...

Hi Jeanette & Merle,

The washer? H-mm, I'll have think of a good theory for why the washer eats them, maybe it's hungry?

Hi Ann,

It probably went into the pump; my husband and I use to run a used appliance store and he'd fish out all kinds of stuff out of the washer pumps. One time a nice quiet Indian(from India) family had some unmentionables in the wash of the female type and it was just mom and the three sons at home; the boys had some explaining to do.

Hi Lee,


Yeah, we could match the new sock to the single socks; sort of a single dating service for unmated socks.

Thanks you everyone for leaving a commnet on this very timely subject.

Your Lady Jan~