Why I’m A Complete Moron, Reason #472

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. 🙂

About Single Dad

I married young. Now, after more than 20 years of marriage, 3 wonderful daughters, and many ups and downs, my wife has decided the marriage is over. The "About Me" and "My Background" pages on my blog have more details.
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7 Responses to Why I’m A Complete Moron, Reason #472

  1. Caroline says:

    I have a lovely image of that moment!!

    • Maybe everyone today should steal Grey’s title and post their own story? I’m sure we all have similar tales of stupendous silliness! Will you go next?

      • Caroline says:

        Memories of that great moment when I went to work in what I thought was a stunning dress. It was. Shame I forgot to do the zip up – up the back!

        Fortunately someone – finally – told me!! But not after a mass of happy stares – which I’d interpreted as admiration!! 🙂

  2. backonmyown says:

    A well-told comic event. Thank you. You made me laugh. And I needed a good laugh.

  3. k8edid says:

    I have had foot surgeries and when I find a style of dress shoes for work, I often buy them in several colors. I often would get dressed in the semi-darkness so as to not wake my sleeping husband (who worked the afternoon shift then). On more than 1 occasion I wore one navy and one black shoe to work…

  4. Surrey gal says:

    I thought the title looks familiar 🙂
    Yes, I’m sure we all would have a story or two to tell whey we are morons 🙂 🙂

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