Thursday, November 5, 2009

Undie Organization

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Whenever I do mundane and boring tasks such as laundry, I like to pass time by thinking about something completely goofy. A girl's gotta do what she's gotta do to keep herself entertained, after all. Here's this morning's brand of weirdness: How does the rest of the world organize their socks and underwear?

Dang, I really need to get out more. Or start putting something medicinal in my morning coffee.

John and I each have designated two specific drawers in our dressers - one for socks, the other for underwear. John made his underwear organization strategy based on this line of thinking: that when you wear socks and undies, the socks are located underneath the undies. Therefore, sock drawer should be on the bottom, with the underwear drawer above.

Here's my logic: underwear goes on my bottom. Hence the undies drawer is on the bottom, with the sock drawer above.

I like to think that my line of reasoning is more creative because I am making a choice based on two meanings of the same word. Bottom - bottom: get it? Get it?

Even though this momentous decision was made 29 years ago, it seems particularly appropriate these days. John spends much of his day upright with his socks actually running around under his underwear, while my socks spend a great deal of time propped up on a pillow with my bottom plopped on the couch.

OMG. I just thought of something. What if the drawers were arranged side by side??

And don't even get me started on whether socks should be paired by folding, knotting, or turning inside out.

This is too much for my foggy brain. I'd better go lie down......


Jenny P said...

I just have three large drawers in my dresser, so my socks and underwear share the top one (though in organized stacks, of course, until I shuffle through in a hurry). I think I organize mine by the size of the item of clothing...socks and undwear on top, shirts in the middle, and pants on the bottom...I get angry though when my underwear's not folded a specific way.

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

I am so glad I am not the only person who thinks of weird questions like this. And I have side by side drawers....undies on right, socks on left.

Hope your feeling well!