Socks have featured several times in my blogging years. (Six times in fact, you can see my earlier posts by clicking on “ Clutter” in the TagCloud) So I wonder why are socks so often on my mind, not on my feet?
At work I just had black socks which were not difficult to get mixed up. You could even put a right sock on a left foot or a left sock on a right foot, it didn’t seem to matter. At weekends it was more complicated, because as well as black socks, I had gardening socks, rugby socks and walking socks …. and a lot of coloured socks. Choosing which to wear became a five minute early morning challenge. Still, somehow I coped by always putting my best foot forward and I got through my working years.
Then I came to my retirement years, when you have more time on your hands …. and feet. The 5 days a week black socks are now reserved for funerals. Your feet play a more prominent part in your life. Socks can set the path for the day.
Socks also become the “old mans” Christmas present. Who doesn’t need more socks? They are a most welcome change from wearing the same boring black socks every day,
But now I have a different sartorial challenge. Do I choose the polar bear socks …. or the snowflake ones. Or perhaps the spotty ones or the ones with horizontal multi- coloured stripes. Maybe even the Leicester Tiger logo 100th anniversary ones. This could add fifteen minutes to my getting dressed time every day !
I could adopt a more radical solution and just take any two socks out of my overflowing sock drawer each day. That way I would save a lot of time and set a new odd-sock trend. Of course there is a slight danger the I might be assumed to have dementia and get carried of to to funny farm.
Also, because I have so many, I would not need to wash any socks for probably at least six months !
Once again I can see I am becoming a fashion style icon, I probably should set up my own YouTube channel.
Since I will never run out of them socks will become part of my LEGacy.