‘Sexy & Cool’ Socks
Now I’m not that old, but I do run the risk of sounding rather ancient here! In recent years I have noticed that people slightly younger than myself (in their twenties) do not wear matching socks! A black and red Minnie Mouse sock may be casually worn with a pink sock, with blue dots on it…and this is quite normal!
I first noticed one of my friends wearing a Superman sock with a delicate lilac one adorned with cute little pink and white hearts a few months ago, and when I commented upon this, she actually apologized to me and explained that in her haste that morning, she was rushing around and just grabbed the first two socks she laid her hands on!
My sister was also questioned, she told that me that she just can’t be bothered to find a matching pair – especially since our washing machine at home appears to have a healthy appetite for socks and only one sock of a pair is often returned! [Maybe there’s an alleyway leading from our washing machine to the ‘Sexy & Single Socks Party’, where these socks go to meet other like-minded foot attire and pair off with those of different sizes, colours and designs!]
Anyway, I tried not to let my imagination get carried away with me; and despite yet another friend telling me her different socks were due to her being in a rush, I decided that I’d seen more than enough of this – and it must just be a new fashion and these people were trying to make out that they were just really trendy by ‘accident’! Maybe the truth of the matter was that I just was just way behind the cool fashion trends!
So what did I do? You guessed it – I tried deliberately wearing odd socks in an attempt to re-vamp my image. So as not to split any romantic couples up, I decided to go with two lone socks (whose partners had run off to a more exciting life at the ‘Sexy and Single Socks Party’). I even spoke to them as I put them on, something along the lines of “…so how do you like being so trendy and fashionable”. I’d actually coupled a purple sock, with a stripy pink and green one.
Did I transform myself into that super cool, hip and happenin’ chick? Did I heck! I just could not do it- It felt sooo wrong, and just not proper. I was at home that morning, just doing a few errands before leaving for the gym later that day. I must have worn my ‘trendy’ pair for about an hour. I just kept thinking about the fact they weren’t matching, and it just did not feel right. It made me feel guilty, something was just not right, it felt as unnatural, uncomfortable and wrong as….laughing when a friend tells you her darling cat fluffy has just died or telling your partner how amazing your ex was in bed! You catch my drift right?
Well being as anal as I am- I had to remove my socks and place them at the bottom of my sock drawer after 60 minutes – I can most certainly say that they’ll never be worn again, unless of course their partners get bored of their new life and miraculously return to their partners!
A few weeks later, having forgotten all about the ‘odd socks’ day – I was spending some time with my mother, I only happened to glance down at her socks, which indeed were……….. not matching!! (She’s a fashion designer….I rest my case!)