03 January 2007

A Story

Once upon a time there was a pair of dark blue socks. On the first laundry day, one of the socks came out of the dryer without its mate. The laundry lady didn't worry because sometimes socks get found under beds or at the bottom of laundry hampers, or even inside of pant legs. They usually turn up by the next laundry day. So the laundry lady put the sock on top of the dryer. On the second laundry day, the blue sock was still lonely. Its friend never turned up. The laundry lady started looking for the sock. She didn't find it under the bed, and she didn't find it behind the washer. Then on the third laundry day, she found it on the dresser at the foot of the bed where she sorted the laundry. She tossed it on the pile with the rest of the dark clothes. When it was time for the dark clothes to be put in the washing machine, the laundry lady carried a laundry basket to the bed and put all the dark clothes in it. As she walked away, she noticed that the blue sock had fallen onto the floor and almost missed getting washed. She put the dark clothes in the washer and started it. Then when the load was almost finished, she went to the washer, and found the blue sock on the floor in front of it.

That sock must have been afraid to take a bath.

3 comments:

QueenMeadow said...

Thats funny. Good thing the laundry lady is so alert ;)

Lisa said...

I too am impressed by the laundry lady! Maybe the socks got into a fight and needed some away time? You crack me up! I love your blog!

Heidi said...

Isn't that always the way it goes? I have a fight with an ugly orange halloween sock. I'm tossing them this afternoon. ;)