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Put A Sock In It!
 By Polo the Weirdo   •   27th Jan 2011   •   11,372 views   •   45 comments
Put A Sock In ItHave you ever had a sock go missing? Have you come across that little, lonely, lost sock in your drawer, and never been able to find its partner? Well, I don’t doubt that you have – since this has been a problem faced by all sock-wearers since the beginning of Sockstory. It is a problem that baffles even the best of us – but finally, there may be a solution! Read on to find out how to solve the infamous ‘Solo Sock Sickness’.

The first step is to properly understand your socks. Put yourself in their shoes (Be sure not to use riding boots – they have been known to hurt sockless feet) and think about how they feel. If your day-to-day life was to be stepped on, walked all over, and positively trampled by the master who dictated your every action – would you not also run away from home? Your socks feel the same! So if you want to keep your socks underfoot, you need to try to keep them happy.

First off is the ever-terrible ‘Arranged Sockage’. Why should you get to pick your sock’s partner? Why should a sock have to spend its life with another simply because they look the same? In the sock’s eyes, this is unfair. True love blossoms from the sole – so let your sock choose its own partner, and you’ll be well on the way to winning your sock’s loyalty.

Put a sock in it

Still – socks don’t always succeed in matching themselves up. Should this be the case, your sock will trust you to select the best partner for it. When doing this, please carefully consider the following:

Will your sock feel comfortable with its partner? Recent studies have shown that socks generally feel intimidated by partners much longer, shorter, thicker, thinner, softer or coarser than they are. As such, you should try to find your sock a partner of equal length and the same material.

Is your sock’s partner too similar? As mentioned before, matching a sock with its identical twin seldom works, as this is wrong – very wrong. There are precious few socks who will stand for this sort of matchmaking, and as we all know, a sock that refuses to stand can be extremely dangerous – especially on slippery floors. So unless you want a rather bruised bottom, remember not to wear two socks exactly the same. Try a blue and red, or stripes and spots! Be creative – your socks will appreciate this.

Your socks are trusting your matchmaking skills. If you know that your fashion sense is horrible (I am a prime example here) seek professional help, rather than deal with dissatisfied socks.

Do you feel like you understand your socks’ feelings a little more now? If not – I encourage you to go through your drawer and stroke each of your socks to find out how it feels. You may want to record your findings, since most sockable materials tend to feel somewhat similar, and it is often difficult to keep track of the texture of each sock.

Put a sock in it

Now that we have covered the vast area of correct and incorrect sockage, let us go on to Sock-health.

Socks would appreciate it if you keep your toenails short. This is for two main reasons:

Long toenails are revolting, and your socks will be ashamed to be seen with you if you don’t take the time to prune your feet every once in a while. Long toenails can be terribly hazardous to sock health! Yes – toenails can even cause ‘Holey Sock Syndrome’ – a terrible disease that causes socks to wear away in the toes. This is terribly painful, and your sock will not thank you for it! In fact, some braver socks have even been known to sacrifice themselves in order to expose their wearer’s toe at a valiant attempt at revenge! That’s right – expose your socks to Holey Sock Syndrome, and they’ll expose you to cold feet!

So, if you want good, obedient socks that won’t slip, trip and nip you – then follow these guidelines, and respect your socks!

Don’t agree?
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Painted Destiny  
Oh my gosh! I simply love this!! :) I'm sure my socks will too! :)
  Jan 27, 2011  •  4,140 views
 
Eire  
Simply hilarious. Fantastic tips!
  Jan 27, 2011  •  4,444 views
 
Equestri  
*dies laughing*

You are too awesome, Polo. xD
  Jan 27, 2011  •  4,191 views
 
Finally There  
Oh my! This made me smile and laugh and oh dear! I love it!
  Jan 27, 2011  •  4,139 views
 
T W I  
Polo strikes again, with yet another of her hillarious articles!
  Jan 27, 2011  •  4,134 views
 
No Walkin Farms9  
Simply hilarious!
  Jan 27, 2011  •  4,183 views
 
AlwaysSmilin  
Wow, this is too good to be true! Polo, you are simply amazing.
  Jan 27, 2011  •  4,289 views
 
L u n a r  
Haha THis is great, and reminds me of myself. I NEVER where matching socks.
  Jan 27, 2011  •  4,354 views
 
Wunderkind  
Haha I LOVE this. I think I have a closest of very happy socks--people laugh and exclaim when I'm actually wearing a matching pair because it's such a rare event. I suppose that means my socks are happier with different partners :P
  Jan 27, 2011  •  4,243 views
 
sassy3  
I can't stop laughing * keeps laughing out loud*
  Jan 28, 2011  •  4,174 views
 
Polo the Weirdo  MOD 
Hehe! I'm glad you guys enjoyed this. :D I've been planning to take a stand for Socks' Rights for quite some time now. :P
  Jan 28, 2011  •  4,156 views
 
Milly  
And there i am, never thought about the life of my socks.
When all this time they don't want to be forced together.
At least it saves buying more!
  Jan 28, 2011  •  4,182 views
 
CherryRoxx  
LMFAO!! Soo good
  Jan 28, 2011  •  4,166 views
 
DustyRider  
I can now understand my socks,i realize what they have been telling me all along!I dont know what i would do without you!
  Jan 28, 2011  •  4,158 views
 
friesians4eva  
this artical is brilliant off to sock drawer...lol
  Jan 28, 2011  •  4,351 views
 
Moody Farms  MOD 
Very informative. I shall do my best to keep my socks happy and healthy.
  Jan 28, 2011  •  5,114 views
 
Pink Pony  
I love this article, truely amazing. i am shore my socks will thank you
  Jan 28, 2011  •  5,112 views
 
T E M P E S T  
Great article!
  Jan 28, 2011  •  5,131 views
 
Merlin  
Haha this is hilarious :D people dont even take the time to think about thier socks anymore *shakes head* such a shame...
  Jan 28, 2011  •  5,120 views
 
holls  
RANDOM- This is hilariouse LOL FACTOR. OMG this is too good. I think I will take more care of my socks from now on!LOL
  Jan 28, 2011  •  5,120 views
 
RiskyRocker  
LOL! This is a rocking article!
  Jan 30, 2011  •  5,098 views
 
DreamOfBieber  
HAHA! What a cute post!
  Jan 30, 2011  •  5,451 views
 
Breegirly  
Funny! Lol can you write about shoes next?
  Jan 30, 2011  •  5,462 views
 
Starry Eyes  
LOL XD great article
  Jan 30, 2011  •  5,458 views
 
Always  
lol! THAT'S HILLARIOUS!!!!!
  Feb 1, 2011  •  4,766 views
 
Always  
lol! THAT'S HILLARIOUS!!!!!
  Feb 1, 2011  •  4,764 views
 
Balla Eclectic  MOD 
Sock respect. I can respect that. LOL
Thanks for a sockful of socking good information Polo. D
  Feb 2, 2011  •  4,728 views
 
Pintie  
Tell that to my mother :)
  Feb 2, 2011  •  4,719 views
 
Wanderin Boy Memorial  
Haha, this is too funny.
"Think like a sock"
Polo you are awesome.
How did you come up with this?
  Feb 3, 2011  •  4,719 views
 
Tilla  
XD I can't ever find even just one matching pair. Polo, Polo! *Falls over, laughing my head off and pounding the floor*
  Feb 3, 2011  •  4,916 views
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