Mama Diaries

Monday, December 16, 2013

Where the Socks Go

Have you ever wondered where socks disappear to when they get washed and dried?  I always seem to have at least one sock without a pair when I finish the laundry.  Well, now I have the answer.  The dryer eats them!  How do I know?  Let me tell you.

I had finished another load of laundry, and as I always do, I took the lint catcher out to clean it.  I normally do not look in the space where the lint catcher sits, but out of the corner of my eye, I thought I saw a dust bunny.  I bent down for a closer inspection.  Sure enough, it was a dust bunny.  A giant one that looked to be about the size of a hare.  I pulled it out.  That's when I discovered that the dust bunny was attached to a pair of underwear.

Hmmm, I thought and tossed it on the floor.  I looked inside and saw that there was something else still down there.  I couldn't reach it with my fingers, so I grabbed the closest thing I could - a paint brush.  I maneuvered the handle into the crevice and came up with something else. A sock!

To make a long story short, the paintbrush and I pulled out two pairs of underwear, and four socks -  all covered in dust. 

So ladies and gentlemen, learn from me.  If your socks go missing, open up your dryer, lift out the lint catcher, and see what your machine has been snacking on.

31 comments:

  1. Thats funny I always thought they went to sock heaven. ;)

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    1. That's what I thought, too. Guess we're wrong!

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  2. Hehe! That's good to know! Our washer has a tendency to do that too, and you have to check around the rubber thing of the washer to find them.

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  3. this was like a mix of thriller, action movie and a horror :)

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  4. Ah! That solves a big mystery for me! :)

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    1. I'm sure everybody reading this is going to check their dryer now! ;0)

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  5. Evil, evil dryer! And here I thought socks just wanted to rebel and run away from home--er, feet... XD

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  6. Hey Sherry! I left you a message on FB but wanted to leave one here too in case you don't see that. You won my Tis More Blessed giveaway for The Ghosts of Aquinnah - thanks again for entering! If you could send me an email at juliflan@yahoo.com and let me know if you would like to have an epub or mobi copy I will get it to you right away. :)

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    1. That is so awesome! I can't wait to read it!

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  7. Wow it is there that they go. So it really does eat them, just doesn't digest very well

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    1. I wonder how long it takes to fully digest a sock. ;0)

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  8. Maybe that's 'Odd Sock Land', a place where all losts socks go. I read a children's book once that explained it. Maybe there are portals to all our laundry facilities. . . hmmm.
    Great detective work, Sherry!

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  9. That's funny and now you've solved an age-old mystery! Who would have suspected the dryer was the guilty party?

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    1. I could've sworn it was the washing machine!

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  10. I will have to check my lint catcher today (-:

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    1. Definitely! You might be surprised at what you find.

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  11. I KNEW there was something sneaky about dryers. It is time to go hunting in the dryer vent.

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  12. Hmmmm! That might be where your socks go, but I don't have a dryer. So, where do my socks go?

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  13. My dryer has not done that–yet. I think yours has come to life and is trying to drive you crazy.

    Love,
    Janie

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  14. I haven't lost any socks or underwear in our dryer. My problem is that my spoons keep coming up missing. Over the years I've had to replace a lot of spoons. I don't have a dishwasher so I think some have found their way into the trash, but I can't imagine they've all disappeared that way.

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