This took place last week Thursday 2nd June 2011.
In the UK we have a nickname or at least I have always known it as the "sock monster" who is responsible for small items going missing and then
turning up later but as this item was to do with my laundry the sock monster seemed the perfect suspect.
To understand this a week prior I had put some washing out on the line and a similar thing happened whereby I had put several pairs of socks in the
washing machine and all but one pair came out complete, in other words one sock from a pair missing.
However on that occasion I noticed when I came back in through the window that the missing sock had wound up in the sleeve of a shirt that was hanging
on the line so on that occasion that mystery solved.
So back to last week, the laundry done and hung out on the line with a bit of spare space at the end of the line for anything extra etc. Getting to
the end of the basket there was one gray sock, so I immediately thought of the previous weeks mystery and checked the other clothing on the line and
then the washing machine drum.
I checked both and nothing, and concluded that I would throw out the one odd sock but for the time being left it wet in the basket by the washing
machine and went out on my bicycle leaving the washing to dry on the line.
As a bit of a laugh before I left I even made a joke post about it on Facebook -
I went out on the Trans Pennine Trail and did a circuit of just short of 15 miles and returned home just after tea time, checked the washing and
concluded that I would bring it in when it started to get dark.
I did the usual stuff, had a shower, had some late tea then decided to bring in the washing and picked up the basket by the washing machine and there
in the basket were two gray wet / damp socks.
I immediately told my friend who had "liked" the status that morning and it amused him I know it happened ! but none the less, it didn't freak me out
or scare me, it more amused me than anything else.
As a side note a few weeks ago a very small bag a screws went missing not a few moments after I put them down that were needed for the construction of
my new office desk. I therefore decided to go and make a cup of tea and said / paraphrase "I would like the screws back please, they are needed to
finish this desk, I'll be back in a few minutes with a cup of tea, put them back where I left them" and when I returned there they were !
on 7-6-2011 by excelents because: spelling correction