I was inspired to add this short post after reading this post from Grey Goose today. In fact, I have stolen her title verbatim (sssh!).
When I was living in a small mountainous country in middle Europe (I no longer use the name directly to avoid certain people finding me via searches), I did a lot of walking and bought multiple sets of locally-made and absolutely fabulous hiking socks.
Each sock was marked with “L” or “R” and was shaped to fit the appropriate foot perfectly. This country is known for it’s
anal-retentiveness attention to detail. Yes I know you can already see where this is going, but you’ll probably still enjoy my embarrassment.
After I moved to the USA, walking from the outdoor parking lot to my office became a longer hike with each new building they put wherever I chose to park. The office wasn’t very warm in winter and my feet got cold sometimes. Sometimes, I would wear my hiking socks into the office (they are black, except for the letter).
One day, and yes the punchline is coming soon, we got talking in the office break room about hiking and naturally this was my chance to tell everyone about the fabulous socks and how comfortable they are. I show my left foot and the “L” and then I show my right foot and another “L”, with the natural result that most of my staff and coworkers hurt themselves as they fell over laughing.
Since that day, I made it a point to NOT let my (now runaway) wife sort my socks and put them away. If you’re reading this and you turn out to be my next…close friend…perhaps you will now understand when I leap in front of you yelling “MINE!!!!” if you decide to be helpful when I’m sorting out the dry washing. 🙂