My Sock Boldly Went Where Many Have Gone Before

Is this a conspiracy?

Yes…I am The Tupperware Queen. More about that in a minute.

It’s a known fact. Put a pair of socks into the dryer and only one comes out. Mankind has never been able to answer that “age-old”question: What happens to that second sock once it is thrown into the dryer?

But it’s not only socks that go missing. Many common household items have a way of disappearing into the abyss.

Like Tupperware.

In my family, I’m known as the “Tupperware Queen” aka “keeper of the Tupperware.”  I have a drawer devoted to my Tupperware. I own just about every conceivable size and shape of Tupperware. They all get used from time-to-time. They all have a purpose. They really do.

But…my family is not convinced. I get teased regularly about my obsession with my Tupperware collection. That’s probably because I’m always on their case if they don’t bring me back my Tupperware if I’ve allowed them to leave with it. Pity the poor fool who doesn’t return my Tupperware!

Tell me, I can’t be the only one that worries about their Tupperware, can I? What gets me more than losing a whole Tupperware container (because that actually makes sense), is when I discover I have the container…but not matching lid! How does that even happen? When someone takes the lid off a container, where does that lid go? In the garbage? Are there people out there I don’t know about who secretly collect Tupperware lids? The mystery of the disappearing Tupperware lids has plagued me for years! When I complain about my disappearing Tupperware I get told to just go buy more. But that just reminds me of another item further down on my list… disappearing money!

So the other day, after putting away washed Tupperware and doing a load of laundry, I discovered I was missing a sock from a pair of socks I had just washed. Or so I thought it was a pair of socks I had put into the dryer. Upon opening the dryer door, the matching sock was nowhere to be found. Not in the freshly washed laundry, and not in the hamper with the remaining dirty clothes. I even checked to make sure I didn’t drop the sock somewhere along the path between the washer and my bed. Logically I also checked through my sock drawer.

No sock.

My sock had simply vanished. Was my sock part of a conspiracy? Some would believe it was. The more likely culprit was one of the two furry beasts who live with me, however, a search of their play area and bed failed to turn up any evidence of my sock. So it appears that my sock boldy went where many of my socks have gone before…deep into the mouth of the wicked Dryer Monster. This is the only thing I can conclude about the fate of my sock.

When thinking about disappearing Tupperware and socks the other day, I started contemplating about all the other items that seem to go missing around here. How many of these disappearing items sound familiar to you?

  • WATER BOTTLES (reusable)
  • JEWELRY (specifically earrings or backs of earrings)
  • KEYS
  • TREATS (that last piece of cake or the last cookie)
  • DVDs & CDs
  • PURSE CONTENTS (ask any man…things just have a way of disappearing inside a woman’s purse)

I’ve come to the conclusion that I will never solve the mystery of the disappearing sock or Tupperware lids. As for my disappearing purse contents, I’m not even going to try to figure that one out!

Previously published at Canadian Blog House.

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Sandy's motto is "life is meant to be experienced". As someone who never used to venture outside her comfort zone, Sandy was so shy as a young child that she almost failed kindergarten because she wouldn't speak in class! Now you can't shut her up - or hold her back! You can find Sandy embracing life, grabbing on to all the experiences she can, and taking her readers along for the ride over at Canadian Blog House - a lifestyle, travel, and experience blog. A proud Canadian, Sandy loves to share all kinds of great things about this wonderful country of ours. 

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