The Sock Experiment

See this sock? It’s been in the middle of our upstairs hallway for about 48 hours now. It belongs to my 11-year-old. I don’t know where the other one is or how it got there.

As I bent down to pick it up, I had a thought. If I DIDN’T pick it up, how long exactly would it remain there?

You see, right now there are 5 family members quarantined in this house. Two of those people have to walk past that sock to get to their bedroom. ALL of us have to walk past that sock to get to the TV room.

I’m guessing that sock has been walked by at least 50 times already. Do they not see it? Do they just not care about a rogue sock in the middle of the hallway? The sock owner is leaving for college in six years, will she just leave it there and pack it up then?

I’M NOT PICKING UP THE SOCK. Instead, I’m doing a little social experiment. How long will the sock remain? Who will be the one to pick it up?

These are the possible players:

11-year-old daughter (sock owner)
17-year-old son
20-year-old daughter
48-year-old husband
8-year-old Labrador Retriever (he might be my best shot)

Anybody want to make a prediction?

One thought on “The Sock Experiment

  1. Scott Schultz

    Janine, my bet is on Charlie. Knowing his history, he’s going to eat it. Then he’ll be unable to process it (shit it out), and you’ll go running to the vet and incur a $1,500 vet bill and be exposed to the Corona Virus. I’m anxiously waiting your next post!

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