Oh no. This couldn’t be. Why now? I had a hole in my sock, wide enough for my big toe to show through. The only reason I wore socks was because I was going to my gynecologist office and as all ladies know… those stirrups are cold. The socks were not only for warmth, but to hide my gnarly, unmanicured toenails. Looking at my toe stick out, I thought, do I keep the sock on or remove it? If only I had an extra pair of socks in my purse. As women we stuff so much crap in our purses, but never socks. From now on I will.

I know a woman who loves to wear socks, especially to celebrate a holiday. She’ll wear Santa socks for Christmas, pumpkin socks for Halloween and pastel socks for Easter. Whatever the holiday, she has the socks. She even wears socks in the summer with her sandals. Usually it’s men who sport this fashion blunder. Why socks and sandals in the summer? Can’t decide if your feet are hot or cold? If you’re one of these men, stop it. Now!

To me wearing socks and sandals is like someone wearing a sleeveless turtleneck. If you’re wearing a turtleneck it’s winter and cold outside. If you’re wearing a sleeveless top, it’s summer and hot outside. If you wear a winter top and a summer top at the same time, you’re confused and hot and cold at the same time. A sleeveless turtleneck may be good if you’re a split personality. I’ll bet this type of person keeps two pair of socks in their bag at all times. Wool socks for their cold personality and a light, breathable cotton for their hot personality. You can bet this person or persons would never have such a dilemma at a doctor’s office.

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