Dozens of single socks have vanished without leaving a trace! It’s a mystery! Look at all the singles in the picture. None of them have a matching sock. Where have all the socks gone? That’s the question we’re pondering at present. You might have encountered the same puzzling mishap.
Over the past eight years or so, we’ve had a sock-divorcees’ basket that has sadly, yet steadily been piling up. This baffling phenomenon does have an explanation, but we haven’t succeeded in resolving the dilemma yet.
One possible explanation: The cat.
When Emmi, the cat, is hungry she opens the door to the wardrobe and carries socks into the livingroom where she drops them on the floor miaowing for food. Who knows, she might have hidden a great number of socks in places we don’t know.
Two other possible suspects are the new washing machine and tumbler dryer. Who knows, perhaps socks are simply sucked in by the drum and dissapear.
One would perhaps think that a poor laundry system is to be blamed. The obvious scenario is where one sock is in the laundry while the other is in the drawer nice and clean. This, in turn, becomes a sustained vicious sircle because whenevere the kids run out of socks, they put on two that don’t match. Here I must disappoint you, because this is not the case. We know, because we have checked.
Actually, I’ve run out of explanations and plead for your help in this matter of great importance.