I Wonder Where Socks Go

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 11,735 People

    "I suspect Nargles are behind it.

    " (If you get this reference, we become insta-friends!)
    TheWillowedOne TheWillowedOne
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 17

    I am going to put a sock on the floor

    as bait, and a camera to record what happens - that should settle the issue once and for all!
    csouls csouls
    36-40, M
    May 26, 2015

    In the Grand Hotel in Stavanger,

    Norway, there lives a gremlin that subsists on hotel guests' socks. He is the granddaddy of all sock-stealing gremlins. Mostly these gremlins live in hotels, but if you, by mistake, pack one of these gremlins in your bag as you leave, you're done for. The gremlin will go home...
    tyrihans45 tyrihans45
    70+, M
    2 Responses Apr 2
    33person 33person
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015

    I just bought a dozen pair of socks about a

    month ago and they are mostly gone! This is the worst experience yet.
    JessiLeighco JessiLeighco
    31-35, T
    6 Responses Oct 29, 2015

    o never have the same pair of socks

    so i always put two different on and sometimes it is really crazy when you have a white on the left and a pink sock on the right foot
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2015

    I just found my missing sock.

    ...in my basketball short's pocket. Haha! Oh silly socks turning up in mysterious places.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 4, 2015

    Mine aparently just get up over night

    and leave me... that must somehow contribute to my abandonment issues....
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 26

    Socks go on my feet. I have 10 pairs of

    knee-high socks. 6 pairs of black, 4 pairs of brown. I either wear them everyday with my dress or skirt, or I wear them to bed with my long-sleeve PJ Top & my underwear.
    JamieLynnCarlin45 JamieLynnCarlin45
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2015

    I put all my dirty underwear in a bag n take it

    around my boyfriends place to wash cause our washing machine eats socks
    BarelyAdulterated BarelyAdulterated
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jan 25

    They turn into Tupperware lids.

    Lids that do not quite fit anything in your kitchen. Some of them turn into wire coat hangers that tangle when you need to grab something in a hurry.
    faustangel faustangel
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 6
    Happytohelp77 Happytohelp77
    36-40, M
    Mar 22

    Do they grow legs and go on an adventure?

    Do they go off and find their purpose in life? Or is there a sock fairy that steals the socks?
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 3

    Well, actually I don't wonder

    where socks go because I've got my ones locked up in a drawer with no chance for them to escape. But as for my housemates, it is a real mystery. Sometimes they even wear different socks on each foot cause they can't find a match.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 7

    I think the fairies us them

    as sleeping bags
    polylove0210 polylove0210
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 31

    My aunt bought me a fabulous pair of socks

    for my 8th grade graduation. I never wore them until last week. THE NEXT DAY THEY WERE GONE.NOT UNDER MY BED, UNDER THE SHEETS, NOWHERE. It's really sad , they probably have lives of their own, and don't wanna be socks . Maybe they wanna be puppets, Doll Clothing, anything but...
    sadlilgurl sadlilgurl
    13-15, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2015

    anyone else besides me

    that thinks there's a sock vortex some where in the world? eithr way there has to b a place where all the lost socks go.
    DML2451 DML2451
    26-30, M
    4 Responses May 23, 2015

    They must be off somewhere looking

    for a sole mate ..........
    LuceLuck LuceLuck
    22-25, F
    Sep 15, 2015

    Socks and headbands hope you are happy with

    wherever you disappear to lol
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    Did my wash Sunday including 4 pairs of little

    exercise socks only 5 socks seem to have made it through the total process I wonder Is there a sock monster Is there a special place for lost socks like lost soles Maybe they are just run away socks is there a way to have a photo of them put on a milk carton so just maybe they...
    g4it g4it
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 11

    Seriously I think my washer must be a gateway

    to some mysterious land. Where in the world do my socks keep going??
    StarDragonWitch StarDragonWitch
    22-25, F
    12 Responses Jul 21, 2015

    Always seems to be a couple missing.

    .. and it's never a pair, it's always one of the socks. Sometimes they resurface but more often than not they never do and I have to end up buying new ones. Which reminds me it's time to do another laundry and probably lose another sock! Wish we could trace them to find out where...
    milkmilklemonadee milkmilklemonadee
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 11
    navywill navywill
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Feb 1

    I buy the exact same kinda socks

    so I never have to worry about ones that get lost
    hawaiinpunch hawaiinpunch
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 1

    I have a collection now of mismatched singles.

    Despite my best efforts at matchmaking and even setting up blind dates for them, none of them are attracted to the other singles, and none of them make cute couples.Where their original mates have gone, I know not, but perhaps they struck up secret relationships and ran away...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    The problem with reality is

    that there's no theme music!
    AngelOfDeath92 AngelOfDeath92
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 17

    Everytime I open my sock drawer,

    they're never in there. It's probably in the minefield of clothes that is my bedroom.
    HarleyQuinn1995 HarleyQuinn1995
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015

    I get so pissed off when my socks go missing,

    I mean like everytime i've done my laundry I would always lose a couple socks then I would have to wear two in different colors.
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000
    16-17, M
    7 Responses Jan 2

    There's a site...fuimpostingit.

    ..any other suggestions?
    plainoldme724 plainoldme724
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 23

    I know the answer to this question,

    there is a genetically mutated breed of small humans who have only one leg of normally sized proportions. Because of government persecution, they have been driven into hiding and are usually found living behind tumble drier. We need to take a stand people and stick up for the...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2015

    Didn't you know? Socks are the favorite

    prey/food for Playtex Living Bras.
    lickitysplit lickitysplit
    61-65, M
    1 Response Mar 19

    I did laundry yesterday.

    ...I have 12 single black socks that lost their dates...it's like an awkward high school dance here...
    tornsin tornsin
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Apr 21, 2015

    Socks (and car keys,

    and also sometimes the t.v. remote) enter and exit alternate dimensions at will. They are proof positive of alternate universes. This is how keys can exit this dimension on the kitchen counter and end up under the sofa cushion when returning
    thelioninwinter thelioninwinter
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Nov 30, 2014

    I always end up with socks

    and no matches for the sock
    MariahLoveDough MariahLoveDough
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Feb 10

    in someone elses closet.

    .like grandpa who thinks only he wears socks
    apperentlyicanthavemynameagain apperentlyicanthavemynameagain
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    Bought my son a funky pair of Alice in

    wonderland socks. wore it once and the sock monster took it. *shakes head* unbelievable
    itsMaggimay itsMaggimay
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 15

    I live with 10 people.

    I do my OWN laundry. My nan gave me socks for Christmas and somehow I lost one.. JUST ONE, OH THE PAIN. ODC :( I think my sister took it >:(
    LaWnBF LaWnBF
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 8

    Actually the story behind missing socks is a

    bit more involved than most realize. Now I don't know if it's true for city dwellers, but out in the rural areas missing socks are a travisty. Any one who has ever been camping or hiking will have similar stories to tell. Like keys going missing and ending up in a canoe, or...
    calmingwind calmingwind
    46-50, M
    Mar 31

    Along with bobby pins

    and hair ties...
    sunuii sunuii
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 22, 2015

    There's a place where socks go when the

    washing is done and the driers have dried and the spinners have spun and it's past eight o'clock and there's no one about and the launderette's locked— then the odd socks come out. There is hosiery here of each pattern and hue— some plain, striped or spotted, some...
    mcconchiea mcconchiea
    56-60, M
    Jun 16, 2015

    It's the sock monster !

    everyone I know, knows the sock monster ! :P
    itsMaggimay itsMaggimay
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2015

    There are three possibilities.

    (1) Dryers are capable of opening a portal to a parallel universe. (2) Dryers are somehow causing socks to travel into the future. I guess we'll find out. (3) Some socks go to sock Heaven and sock Hell. When it's a sock's time to go, no force in the universe can stop it.
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    What if they just devolve in the washer/dryer,

    like sugar cubes in water or something lol
    crybaby777 crybaby777
    22-25, T
    1 Response Jan 6

    oh my god,i stay with a random kids sock in

    my landry & ...& mine vanish its like some sort of invisible trade~off
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 16

    If you've read Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's

    Guide to the Galaxy" you might be familiar with the theory that ballpen don't get lost, they leave Earth voluntarily to return to their home planet where they can live a peaceful life amongst millions of other ballpen. I believe the same applies to socks! You might think that an...
    BeadyEyes BeadyEyes
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 15

    I hate wearing just one odd sock .

    .. so I go sockless often!
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jan 7, 2015

    Our chest of draws is definitely a cannibal

    or it sends the loose singles at warp speed to the planet Zog, notice the similarity in sound, would be appropriate sounding when drunk.lol.
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    Nov 12, 2015

    Mine just slowly disappear

    until I have to buy new pairs :(
    alyssaqxo alyssaqxo
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 24
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