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Do You Throw Away Old Socks?

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  • Started 3 years ago by indianafrank
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  1. indianafrank

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    All of mine have holes in them. My wife has been after me to throw them away, and buy new pairs. I told her.

    "NO. Absolutely not. They match my underwear!"

    I don't know where I'm going...but sooner or later I'll get there.
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  2. dustmite

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    Excellent timing, today I replaced all of my old socks with new! I will wear t-shirts until there isn't enough material to hold it together anymore, but as soon as my socks get a hole, or the elastic won't hold them up, they get tossed in my rag bin.

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    They get turned into one time use dust rags, then the trash.

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    I was expecting to see pictures of your pipes resting In your old socks...

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
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    I'm on my feet most of the work day so good socks are important ... no holes or "saggers".

    Underwear is another story ... gave that up decades ago!

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    They just get moved further into the closet for that day when laundry is delayed...

    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

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    I'm with cobguy. I beat the hell out of my feet at work, so good socks and shoes, in good condition, are a big thing. They get replaced often, but since I'm a mechanic, anything made out of cloth gets recycled into rags. Go green!

    A man who serves his country is a patriot. A man who serves his government is an employee. The two are not always the same thing.
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    Umm a pack of socks = a tin of tobacco

    Inspirational quote to be inserted during an inspirational moment
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    If you want to buy tobacco instead, you can substitute for socks by painting on a light grey paint. Lasts for a few showers too.

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    You need to shop at Ross! 24 pair of Dickies work socks/tin. Not a bad exchange rate.

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    Underwear = 2 tins

    Toilet paper = 1 tin

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    No underwear and washable cloth wipes = 3 extra tins!

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    Just poop at work and save the toilet paper....

    Making Pipe Smoking Great Again!
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    Mine get turned into dog toys.

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    dustmite, Great screen name.

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    Hey Frank-
    Really enjoyed that link about the timber camp you put up a while ago. If you come across more like that, don't forget to share! And good luck with the sock situation...

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    I thought you meant pipe socks, the little bags new pipes come in, and was ready to respond to that. Instead, I have a suggestion on socks, although this will sound geezerly, I think it's a good one. All of my life I've worn socks with a lot of elastic in the ankle and shin portion. Many of these are so constricting, they leave a compressed area in the shin when you take them off at night. This was causing a "process" on some broken veins from an old ankle injury, so I tried a drugstore pair of "diabetic" socks, which are made with much looser elastic. I later found some at a low price online that came in a selection of colors, conservative but a better variety than just black, khaki, and white. Much better on the blood flow in your feet an ankles. Wasn't sure how they'd be, but they're good. My wife is sending some of the old ones to a friend who loses socks a lot, and I took the rest to Goodwill. I'll miss a few of the garish patterns, but otherwise, I think this is good for my feet.

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    Flushing = 2 tins/month

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Always. Excepting my Sunday sox. They are (wait for it! Drumroll!) very holy. (cymbal crash)

    Thank you ladies and gentleman! I'll be here all week.

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    Mine get turned into dog toys.

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    Mine all disappear magically. Could be my lady does something with them.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Mine disappear when I run out of toilet paper or kleenex. Good thing they're $7.99/dozen at Wal-mart.

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    I tried a drugstore pair of "diabetic" socks, which are made with much looser elastic.

    Good idea. I have the same problem with poor circulation due to the elastic bands. I'll check out those stores.

    I'm in the drugstore often anyway to stock up on Geritol, denture cleaner, sleep aids, ear wax remover, prune juice, cholesterol, blood pressure, and acid reflux meds, testosterone enhancement vitamins, back pain supplement, knee and hip joint ointment, and arthritis cream.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  24. deathmetal

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    I'm just here for the "family size" Preparation H (which I'm told is related to Mixture 79)

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    I wish I had no idea what preparation H was...sigh

    I don't really care if the cup is half full or half empty, I just want something to sip on.
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Hey, Morton, some people se Prep H to get rid of the bags under their eyes. Look it up. You can usually tell who they are because they look like they're squinting all the time.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    Hmmm... Preparation H. I have a few acquaintances and relatives of mine that if they happened to rub that crap over their bodies they would probably disappear.

    ~I started out with nothing, and still have most of it.~
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    Do You Throw Away Old Socks?

    Never. I wait for them to wise up and leave quietly of their own accord.

    The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. -Groucho Marx
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    Socks? You guys put those on your feet? They make my sandals look bad and I don't need them for boat shoes.
    Seriously though, I just have the wife feed them to that dryer thing in that laundry room place.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

    Heave to you dark colored ship under sail! Prepare to be boarded!
    Posted 3 years ago #
  30. skraps

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    I have the upper half of the sock sown directly onto my shoes... you know, kinda like a mock turtleneck. Cuts down on the required amount of socks, and one less thing to put on in the morning.

    "People are not made better by a briar. An idiot before smoking a pipe is still an idiot after smoking a pipe, they're just more likely to speak less drivel with something in their mouth. For that, all society should be grateful."

    - Bob Runowski
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  31. huntertrw

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    "Do You Throw Away Old Socks?"

    No, I send them to the company which manufactures Gordon Pym pipe-tobacco where I believe that they are used as an ingredient of that "interesting" blend.

    Love Me, Love My Pipe
    Posted 3 years ago #
  32. tennsmoker

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    Don't gag, but I use old socks for pipe socks when I carry a bunch in a travel bag. A couple of bowls and the smell is gone.


    The past is never dead. It's not even past--Requiem for a Nun
    Posted 3 years ago #

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