Friday, July 12, 2013

Disturbance of the Force in the Sock Drawer

Source: tick..tick...tick
When the Sock Drawer heard the history of the new foreigners of the Drawer, they were astounded.  Until now, the only foreigner had been the flashlight in very back of the drawer, and he appeared to be sleeping most of the time.

Caution was the order of the elders.  Take care when approaching.  But the young socks did not listen, as the young do not.  The glowing numbers from the round object with aqua blue attachments drew all with its mystery.  The persistent tick-tick-tick at first was amusing in its regularity.  The glow produced just enough light that the socks were entranced by its rhythm and shimmer.

Spontaneous dance began, slowly at first and then emerged as 1-2-3 and 1-2-3.  Soon the entire drawer was whirling about to the rhythm, each with their mate.

Then the unthinkable happened.

The singles socks swung into the mix, the male socks broke off from their mates and continued the 1-2-3 with the single socks. 

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The older socks gasped and sought out the Elder Sock with the rubber tread.  She moved slowly the front of the crowd.  A fury of angry lint flurried about her.  THIS must stop immediately!  All obeyed without question. 

A conflagration of the Elder Sock, the Woolen Argyles from Scotland, along with a few old Christmas Socks was held in the far corner by the flashlight.  Wisps of lint rose, and static crackled.  Really?  Do you think we should?  Oh, this has never happened before!

It must be done!

The plan was explained in such authoritative terms to all that not one sock could dispute it.

The ticking circle was wrestled into and slightly through the open crack in the drawer.  The peculiar square was pushed with great effort.  Then all socks moved to the back of the drawer, followed by great momentum to the front.  The drawer opened just a smidge.  Repeating this great effort, the round ticking circle worked its way through the opening.

Gathering beneath the blue object the socks pushed up and up.  With a whish the tick-tick circle flew out of the circle, landing on the floor.


For some time in the days that followed, the tick-tick-tick could still be heard.  When it abruptly stopped, the younger socks mourned.  The older socks sighed in relief.

P.S.  The previous post from the Land of Sock Drawer was this:  http://thecontemplativecat.blogspot.com/2012/08/massacre-in-sock-drawer.html
and this  http://thecontemplativecat.blogspot.com/2013/07/disturbance-of-force-in-sock-drawer.html

24 comments:

  1. You know...I think the next time I open my sock drawer I'm going to do it verrrrrry slowly and peek inside to see what's happening in there. Maybe I'll even throw a 'stranger' into the mix and see what happens. I love these little glimpses you give us into the secret life of socks.
    ps...when do we hear from Samuel again?

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    1. Samuel will be posted next week. He takes more thought.

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  2. That is the way it goes, a new single face moves in and dances with all the available males. Sock it to em, baby.

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    1. Absolutely true. "Sock" it to 'em" indeed!

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  3. I must be an old sock--I am not a big fan of tick-ticking either. :)
    tm

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  4. I'm still laughing about the Elder Sock with the rubber tread :-) And I always suspected there was more to the sock drawer than meets the eye!

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    1. Next time you open the drawer, do it very very sloooowwly.

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  5. I will never look at a sock the same way again.

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    1. Socks are devious, I believe. As are bras and other underwear.

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  6. Haha the poor young socks. They just wanted to have a little fun.

    So clever, I loved it. :)

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    1. The young socks have no power in the Drawer. Maybe I will have to hold a revolution?

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  7. I predict the one who owns all will return the watch to the drawer and then the socks, even Elder Sock, will be twisted with remorse for taking an innocent's life. Yep, even Samuel would feel guilt were he a sock.

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    1. Samuel's guilt level is quite low. He needs to develop that aspect of social behavior.

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  8. A party in the sock drawer. So, that's how they do it ...
    This explains my inability to sometimes find/match socks :)

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  9. haha rejuvenating the sock hop

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  10. So that is why they always look mis matched

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  11. Who knew such hierarchy existed even in the sock drawer. Ya' think you know a drawer... ;)

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    1. It is a brave new world in the Sock Drawer..:)

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  12. Your sock drawer is a lot more fun than my sock drawer, where all the socks just lie in their orderly rows day in, day out.

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    1. The Sock Drawer had an episode of orderliness, but it was short lived.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!