Last night, my wife was giving me a hard time about putting away the laundry.
You see, I don’t mind starting a load, or moving the laundry from the washer to the dryer, or even helping to fold the laundry, but for some reason, ever since I’ve been married, I can’t put laundry away in the drawers.
After a few minutes of guilting me into it, she throws me a pile of clothes that go in my drawers, messing up the folding job.
I pointed out to her that she completely wasted her time folding them if she was just going to throw them at me and mess them up, to which she responds: “it doesn’t matter, you’ll just throw them in the drawers anyway.”
I subsequently pointed out to my wife that I am one of the more anal retentive of my sex when it comes to organized drawers, opening my sock drawer as the prime example.
As you can see, all of my socks are folded over in pairs (not folded onto themselves, which stretches out and ruins the elasticity). They are also grouped by color, size, and frequency of use.
This is how the drawer looks all of the time.
Since I am the only man my wife has ever lived with, I told her this would be the blog topic for today, with a challenge for my readership: what does your sock drawer look like?
I defy any one else out there to show me a more organized men’s sock drawer. Male and female readers alike, go take a photo of your (or your husband’s) sock drawer, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rules: no quickly organizing the drawer before you take the picture. Don’t touch a thing. Just open, snap, and email. Honor system here, folks.
Help me show my wife that she got a good deal when she married a man who, though not always willing to put his own laundry away, values a beautifully organized sock drawer!