Love this story :)
I still can't manage to wear non matching socks :( I love the concept but can't get past my in-built preference for symmetry.
You do get symmetry, just at a slower rate than normal.
Monday: Red left sock, blue right sock
Tuesday: Blue left sock, Red right sock
Join us... Joooiiinn uusssssss...
Ooh, that's clever thinking...
All of my socks are black, to avoid brain strain.
And black goes with anything. Eventually, black goes with everything.
Ha, all my socks are black too.
Makes it so much easier to match them. They ALL match!
This is why it avoids brainstrain.
Not once you start using them they don't! Within a wash or two, they're all slightly different shades of dark grey, and and frequently different lengths. They don't take long to differentiate into left socks and right socks either.
So much harder to match in to pairs than deliberately different socks.
(OK, so I don't actually match my white sports socks into pairs. Or at least, not any more..)
And I'm so anal, I was worried about making sure my black socks were paired with the correct black sock.
Worry's not quite the right word - and I'm well aware that no one else can tell the difference :)
I have the same drive to match socks exactly, so instead of the issue with black and white socks, I've started buying socks of different colours so that it's easier to pair them.
I have a similar work-related fashion story, although I went in the opposite direction than your colourful socks. I had a job where I was required to wear a tie and so I wore a tie every single day without fail - a plain black tie. The same plain black tie, every single day for the three years I was in that job. I wasn't going to waste any time shopping for ties, or picking out a tie every morning. I wasn't going to bother wearing ties that matched my personality or mood or football team. They wanted a tie, they got a tie. And nothing else.
I still have that tie, just in case I get another office job with a 'corporate' dress code.
See, I would have started keeping my eyes open for more extreme ties. While I don't own one, I think one of the ones with a bloody rubber eyeball stuck to it would be the go. Or the hula girl with the light-up flashing nipples.
With a rule like that, there's all sorts of ways to really push it while still obeying their requirements.
And unless it says specifically that I have to wear a tie around my neck, then there's lots I can do. In the end, it depends on whether the job I'm in deserves the respect.
This little story made my day :)
Thinking of you honey, will call you when I have a brain not dead from heat.
Hee hee! What an excellent post. :)
I adored yours. I envy and lust after your ability with words and ideas.
Yeah, well, I'm a romantic :)
Of course, now I get to occasionally see you when all the colourful socks are in the wash, stress over the fact that even though you are wearing *different* black socks that someone else will think that you are wearing matching socks. :)
You! Shut up and get back to work!
I have three pairs of stripey blue socks. All the same colours (different shades of blue), but diferent stripe patterns. I always wear them odd, even though I don't wear odd socks on other occasions.
I'd really like to be parading with the odd-sock club, but I can't do it full on...so I'm doing it in baby steps...
I have shocked one of the teachers at school by not wearing boring white socks, especially the days I've worn odd socks or knee highs.
My kids in Japan loved it when I wore odd socks.
i take all the white socks and give all thw black ones to Kerry. That way I don't have to agonise about whose are whose.
and they all unpair themselves with colour/stretch eventually anyway, so it's all random.