Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Missing a signal?

I massaged a birthday boy yesterday, a young man turning 20. The massage on my schedule was a prenatal massage, but his pregnant girlfriend decided at the last minute to gift him with the service.

It was his first massage, so I guess he was shy (or maybe his girlfriend threatened to shank him), because he kept his boxers on. He also kept on his socks, which I discovered as I undraped his left leg. I asked him if he had athlete's foot, but he demurred, so I asked for permission to take his socks off, which he granted. Left sock, dirty, worn-out, white cotton ankle sock - off. Undrape the right foot... *blink blink*...new, black, woolen knee-sock. Hmmmm. His clothes and shoes were expensive, even I, thrift-store shopper extraordinaire, could tell that much. So what's up with the socks? Is it some strange code that I'm unaware of? Does it mean anything? You tell me.

19 comments:

Weer'd Beard said...

Means he's still a bachelor at heart.

The wife broke me of that habit.

Christina LMT said...

I see. Well thanks for that info, it's being filed away for future reference! My ex-husband had all the same socks, pretty much, so this never occurred.

Blondefabulous said...

Ha! Men are notorious pigs when it comes to socks AND underpants! Count your blessings that his boxers were in one piece!

Christina LMT said...

Wow, I'm being educated! I guess there's lots I've missed about men...please, continue! :D

Bag Blog said...

My son pulled off his shoe to try on new shoes, and the hole in his sock was big enough for all toes and half his foot to come through. I was moritified. Yep, it is a guy thang.

Anonymous said...

I always wear my socks inside out. They do always match.

Vine

RobertM said...

Yeah, it's code, code for you to laugh your ass off.

Keads said...

One of the best things to come down the pike in many years are the Hanes socks that say "Navy" or "Black" on the bottom of the sock. Still not as mis matched as your young man, but saves sorting time!

Mike W. said...

The holes in the socks is a guy thing. I don't throw mine out till the hole is annoyingly large. I'll usually let boxers get pretty worn before chucking them too.

Don't know what to make of having one black and one white sock though. Maybe it is code amongst the youngsters these days. I wouldn't know.

Keads - Awesome! I didn't know that. Hate when I get to work only to realize I've got one black & one blue sock. I'm not a morning person....

Old NFO said...

LOL- Concur, it's a guy thing... single guys especially...

Keads said...

@MikeW- The socks are the awesome! My mother worked at Hanes for over 45 years and these just came out. I am not a morning person either. Makes life easier in the AM!

Christina LMT said...

Wow, I'm really learning things I wasn't aware of! Thanks, Y'all!

expatbostonians said...

Just sounds like he's a guy.

Although to be fair, I have like 10 pairs of all white cotton workout socks for when I wear sneakers. That way I don't have to worry about matchign them.

These days I mostly wear flip flops so that eliminates the need.

CircuitGizmo said...

Not all guys.

I match all of my socks as I put them away. Any more than a little worn I will toss and open a new pack.

And nothing beats crisp, new underwear. Discarded at the first sign of stress. And yes, on my body my underwear feels a lot of stress...

I'd be considered a little OCD, but I prefer 'CDO' as it is in alphabetic order.

Christina LMT said...

Expat, I wear sandals a lot, but once it gets colder, I have to wear socks (and for working out, too). I have all the same socks! And if a hole develops, out they go.

CircuitGizmo, my socks get matched and folded/rolled into balls. So they can never separate. My German mother taught me this, and I was surprised to discover that not everyone does the same. A little "CDO" never hurt anyone, btw. My books are alphabetized by author. And ALL my hanging clothes have to face the left.

og said...

It's still a sock if some of it is still visible above the shoe.

it's still a valid pair of underwear as long as there's still one Fruit of the Loom guy hanging onto the last shred of waistband.

Christina LMT said...

Og, now that's just sad! You might as well go commando if those are your criteria!

Mulligan said...

sigh ...

my bad ..I have been remiss.

I'll have to get her trained up on the basic guy101 stuff

on the plus side she does bring me bacon....

Christina LMT said...

Hmmmm. "train me up"? I think the reverse is true! I shall whip YOU into shape. LOL.