May 22

Sock it to me.

Tag: JournalKal @ 8:59 am

Sitting at a bistro table in the sun, Edinburgh has stretched itself out in the light and warmth; though in truth it’s not as warm as we’re all pretending.

We’re cold pints and calamari, I’m telling Kate about the This American Life episode where they double blind taste tested squid rings versus deep fried pig rectum.

We stil eat the calamari.

Out of the bar, a waiter.

Black apron, neat tie, neater facial hair.

He drops something on top of a barrel beside us.

“Anyone lost a…sock?”

We laugh.

“Just found it lying in the doorway…weird.”

We joke about checking our feet, but we’re confident we haven’t lost any socks, thanks.

He returns to clearing tables around us.

In the interests of confidentiality, I shift into sign.

EEEEESH. AWKWARD. LOOKS LITTLE BIT LIKE MY SOCKS!

EXACTLY SAME YOUR SOCKS. EXACTLY. Kate answers.

She’s right, it does, black and grey. I have dozens of the things, because I figure nobody ever faced death wishing they’d spent more time pairing socks.

She continues, YOUR TROUSERS NEW TODAY?

YES CLEAN, NEW

She’s laughing.

MAYBE DROP WALKING? THAT YOUR SOCK DEFINITELY…WANT IT?

NO!

We return to beer and snacks, finish and settle up.

“Last chance…” she teases me.

“I’ll buy another pair…”

Because what it if wasn’t?

Surely there is little worse than dropping your underwear in a public place?

Except maybe rescuing and adopting someone elses?

12 Responses to “Sock it to me.”

  1. Carrie says:

    A pair of my pants once fell out of my trouser leg in Maths class at high school. Thankfully I noticed before anyone else did. That’s what I get for undressing like a teenager and taking everything off in a oner!

    x

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  2. World'sMostAnxiousPerson says:

    LOL. Been there , done that only with a pair of tights!
    stupid dryer static

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  3. foxmitten says:

    This made me laugh out loud

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  4. Fee says:

    Pants would have been way worse. I once left the house wearing one navy shoe and one black shoe. Teach me to buy the same style in different colours!

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  5. blodog says:

    My dog’s litter-monitor tendencies indicate there is someone with a serious sock-dropping problem in Holyrood Park too, sometimes pants, but mostly socks. We find them most days. As a professed sock-dropper, any ideas?

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  6. Win-Stone says:

    Security thing at the (major) international airport.

    “Can you empty your pockkets into the plastic trays please” said the security person.

    OH reaches into her pocket and, in full view of all and sundry, proceeds to pull out a pair of her knickers.

    ‘Used’.

    To this day she hasn’t been able to explain *why* she had a pair of ‘used’ knickers in her jeans pocket, :-) :-) :-)

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    Win-Stone Reply:

    pockets. Not Pockkets………… OH is not, repeat, not Gollum.

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  7. alison (heyho) says:

    my mates pants fell out of her jeans in tesco one day and she kicked them under the freezers

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  8. Sewmouse says:

    Oddly, I’ve never thought of Socks as “Underwear” – although I suppose they sort of are – but they do stick out of your shoes usually and are less disgusting to look at than the underpants of those poor unfortunate teenagers who cannot seem to afford a belt to keep their trousers up…

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  9. Ann says:

    I’ve had the sock-stuck-from-drier thing once, at a restaurant- luckily I managed to feel the sock at the back of my knee, sat down, rescued it, and popped it in my pocket – no-one was any the wiser!

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  10. Rach says:

    My grans pants lost their elastic while she was walking across a zebra crossing. She calmly stepped out of them, picked them up & put them in her pocket. Styled it out like a goodun :)

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  11. Andie says:

    Had the same experience with one of my favourite Donald Duck socks in a hairdressers. I also couldn’t claim it!

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