I promised I would share useful stuff when I rebooted this blog. And I’m going to share everything I’ve learned that probably isn’t common knowledge, even if it seems like minutiae.
This little nugget may seem obvious. But it sure wasn’t obvious to me back in college.
My white socks were getting gross. They were growing perpetually more brown-ish and stained each day.
I did my laundry weekly. It didn’t help.
Things get dirtier in college. That’s a rule that kind of applies to all things.
But my socks getting dirtier didn’t make much sense.
I complained about this one day to my roommate TJ. TJ has also become significantly dirtier in college.
He said, “Well, you’re washing your socks inside out.”
He was correct. I removed my socks by peeling them off, then dropped them in my laundry bag that way. Of course they would be washed that way. So I stopped peeling my socks off, and began pulling them off so they would rest in the laundry bag in their proper form.
I haven’t had a problem wish dirty socks since.
It’s small, but TJ changed my life that day. That’s worth noting.
No, there are no deeper life lessons here. Cleaning socks isn’t a metaphor for some deeper truth.
I mean…don’t wash your white socks inside out if you want them to stay white.
(Photo courtesy of mark)