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Old May 19, 2015, 11:23 AM
Dien Rice Dien Rice is offline
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Default Solving the eternal problem of the missing sock...

It's a timeless problem...

You need to find socks. You need a pair of them...

Yet... you only find ONE SOCK!

Here's a crazy business which tries to solve the problem... They do it by selling

THREE socks for the price of TWO !!

So, when you lose a sock... you still have two left!

Okay, it's kind of loopy... But I can see how it would attract some customers!

(Plus, they'd make good "gag" gifts, too...! )

It's amazing what you can sometimes find out there as businesses which seem to be working...!

Throx... Three socks, for the price of two...!

http://throx.com/home.html

Best wishes,

Dien

P.S. Their website has been around since 2003... That's 12 years... So something seems to be working for them!
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Old May 19, 2015, 11:53 AM
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Default Re: Solving the eternal problem of the missing sock...

If we would all put one sock inside another when we take 'em off at night, we'd be stunned to find they wash just as well like this and then the washing machine goblin couldn't gobble 'em up - It's taken me almost 66 years to figure this one out, LOL

Margaret
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Old May 19, 2015, 12:37 PM
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Default Re: Solving the eternal problem of the missing sock...

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If we would all put one sock inside another when we take 'em off at night, we'd be stunned to find they wash just as well like this and then the washing machine goblin couldn't gobble 'em up - It's taken me almost 66 years to figure this one out, LOL
Hi Margaret,

That's ingenious!!

I'm definitely going to try it...

My best solution so far had been to use safety pins to pin the socks together, then put the socks in one of those mesh laundry bags (so the "forces" in the washing machine don't pull the socks apart and possibly rip open the safety pin)!

But... I think your solution is much better...

Thanks!

Best wishes,

Dien
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Old May 19, 2015, 01:42 PM
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Default Re: Solving the eternal problem of the missing sock...

The folks in NW Indiana have a slightly different issue going on. It's called the shoe corner. One corner near an intersection. Piles of shoes. I heard about in in the mid-2000s. I guess it's still there. http://www.southshorecva.com/about-s...oe-Corner/237/
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Old May 19, 2015, 09:15 PM
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Default Re: "Socker Lockers"

Years ago I used what we called "Socker Lockers" but as it turns out that would be a bad business name since Google thinks it can read my mind and shows me soccer related sites. (bonus marketing lesson here...lol )

Anyway, I found them...

http://www.sockpro.com/
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Old May 25, 2015, 08:08 PM
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Default I only wear White socks...no problems

Me and Dave Letterman, gosh,

I saw Johnny Carson start and finish, Jay Leno start, stop, start again and finish and now Dave.

Hope to be around when Jimmy Fallon retires...

golly I'm old...

but wearing all the same color sock makes things easier.

Gordon


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Years ago I used what we called "Socker Lockers" but as it turns out that would be a bad business name since Google thinks it can read my mind and shows me soccer related sites. (bonus marketing lesson here...lol )

Anyway, I found them...

http://www.sockpro.com/
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