There are little sock fairies who live all around the house and every chance they get, they will take any sock they can , and then they use them for sleeping bags and bean bags!
I own 2 laundromats so I know this!<br />
Sometimes static electricity will cause them to stick to the inside of a shirt. Hopefully not on the outside and you go to work with the sock on your back. LOL<br />
They can also get caught in between the washer tub and the fr<x>ame of the machine. They also get caught in between the dryer drum and the fr<x>ame. Sometimes they end up clogging the drain. They also get caught between the fin in the dryers and the front of the drum.<br />
But the worst thing that can happen is....... I'm scared even thinking about this.... (shivers) <br />
The crazy people that go to laundromats to irritate all the other customers, grabs them out of the dryer when you are distracted by the TV or the kids running around with candy and smearing their sticky fingers on everything they can reach while screaming at the top of their lungs while their mothers are yapping on their cell phones. They are so used to the noise and destruction that they forget that they have even brought them. Then they slip it in their overcoat. They bring them and pin them to their walls. Spelling out special messages in code to the other people in the "LOST SOCK ACCUMULATIVE GROUP." These messages are sent via web cams to the entire network of sick sock collectors. Funny thing is they NEVER take tube socks.<br />
LOL Either you think I am one of these people or you just laughed at some story made up on the spur of the moment by a board middle aged woman watching Hogans Heros reruns all night.
my socks usually end up either behind the dryer or in an alternet reality, if their not behind the dryer i start looking for tears in reality, i have yet to find the other missing socks
I saw a news item the other day about a large ginger cat that steals washing off the lines off its owners' neighbours and brings them home. Not just socks though, also gardening gloves, other clothes and even a blanket. True story.<br />
I like the black hole theory though.
look down the sides or back of your machine. Many times when laundry is dumped unceremoniously on top of the machine the smaller items can fall down.<br />
or an alternate universe is currently full of socks.
some of mine have gotten stuck on the sides of the washer. I found them when I went to put another load of laundry in.
They are always lurking under your sofa....bed....drawers...behind cupboards...etc etc
Lemme go ask my dogs....
Ooh, ooh, I know this one. In the dryer vent there is a gateway to an alternate universe. During the dry cycle, socks are small enough to get slurped up into the vent and sometimes they venture near enough to the gateway to get sucked into space. There, they travel wormholes through space until they arrive at the other end - and somewhere in space an alien mother is standing in front of HER dryer staring at a sock she's never seen before.<br />
This theory also explains where the socks come from that YOU'VE never seen before.
My socks don't disappear. I only buy socks that behave. I pay a little more for them, but they're worth it.
So every Thursday there is a universal rift in the washing machine tub caused by intense color friction coupled with the pure intention of clothing becoming clean. Generally the missing sock(s) are broken right down to their very atoms but sometimes the whole sock are relocated to the magical teddy bear forest and used by these paranormal bears for fishing.