LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAY: May 9th
HONORING ALL THE SOCKS NO LONGER WITH US TODAY
It's Lost Sock Memorial Day! No, really! In the universe of crazy holidays and observances, this has to be one of the oddest ever! I just couldn't resist letting everyone know! (And in case you didn't know, yesterday May 8th, was officially "no sock" day!)
The idea behind Lost Sock Memorial Day is to honor all those unmatched socks in one's sock drawer, although I could find no information on who thought up this holiday. There are those who never throw out any unmatched socks hoping the matching one shows up one day. If you're one of those people why not use today to sort out all your socks and just throw out the ones that don't have a "sole mate."
"Sadly, my socks are like snowflakes. No two are alike."
-- Graham Parker
One of the great mysteries of the universe is where do those socks disappear? I'm not a big sock wearer but when I do, I always take two off as I have two feet and I don't ever wear just one sock. And yet, every so often I take washed/dried socks out of my dryer and one has gone missing. How does that happen?
Wondering how many socks get lost? According to a recent study about lost socks, the average person loses 1,264 socks in the wash in their lifetime. That works out to 16 pairs a year, or about $3,200 worth of socks by the time you die. Do the math and you find Americans are losing up to $10 billion in socks every year.
"Happiness is finding that lost sock."
For those of you out there who regularly lose socks, I've dug up some great information on how to organize your socks. From Martha Stewart (who else, after all?) here's a video on organizing your sock drawer.
And did you hear? You can even send a greeting card for Lost Sock Day! If you know someone who regularly loses socks, why not send them a card today?