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August 16, 2010

Jesse buys 30 pair of identical socks. He can go a month without doing laundry. When they start to wear out, he buys thirty more and takes the old ones to the rag bin, where he throws the oldest rag-socks into the garbage. I’m getting to the point in my life where I’m ready to give up individualization (as expressed in different colored socks) in order to save time sorting them out on laundry day.


  1. Some must wear out faster than others. isn’t he just wasting some socks. I am sure some become more desirable as he wears them and they inherently wear out faster. I like the idea but it seems wasteful to me there are too many variables. It also seems like a strange idea for a man who for the most part hasn’t bought a new pair of shoes in, what 15 years?

    Comment by al — August 17, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

  2. Write some shit

    Comment by poopies — August 18, 2010 @ 12:19 am

  3. If all your socks are the same, why would you favor one pair over another? The beauty of this is equality. ALso, throwing a few pairs of socks out a bit before their time is wasteful, but as Oggy says, it’s a cheap commodity in this economy, and the savings in your time are magnificent. Finally, I would say at least 15 years have passed since I bought shoes other than used. Used socks, however, don’t appeal to me.

    Comment by Rolston — August 19, 2010 @ 10:13 am

  4. no two pairs of socks are the same. Bias is sure to creep in over time.

    Comment by Lyle_S — August 19, 2010 @ 6:25 pm

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