Complicated SocksWoman in the Middle | May 10, 2014
Hubby is able to dress very casually at work. Black dress socks are needed only a few times a year, usually when I tell him he can’t wear his tennis shoes to some event. His few pairs of dressy black socks disappeared (where do socks go, anyway?). On a recent visit to our local Kmart he decided to pick up a couple of pairs of black socks. Nothing strange there, right? Nothing strange until he decided to wear a pair of the black socks. Here is what dear Hubby had to go through to get the socks to a wearable condition:
1. Remove sock hanger.
2. Remove narrow cardboard band from around socks which, in a one inch wide area, is stuck to the socks with an industrial grade adhesive. Be very careful not to ruin the brand new pair of socks while engaging in removal procedure.
3. Next remove the metal clips that hold the top of the socks together.
4. Now remove the cardboard inscribed with the brand name of the socks which is folded over the socks. Unfortunately, this piece of cardboard is sewn to the black socks with black thread. Yanking the cardboard off will not remove the tread but may damage the brand new socks. So a small pair of scissors must be brought out and the black threads clipped very carefully so as not to cut the new socks.
5. Once all that is done, remove the tissue paper slipped oh so carefully into one (not both) of the socks.
After all that, Hubby was finally able to put the socks on. He says they are fine socks and exactly what he wanted, if only it didn’t take so much effort to make them wearable!