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April 1st, 2004 at 9:52 pm

a thing that I have noticed

Posted in: General

The days are getting shorter and the nights are a bit cooler and we’re clearly heading into a change of season. Consequently, I decided to go through my stockpile of hosiery (as opposed to my stockpile of weapons of mass destruction) and decide what stays and what gets knotted together into a superb tug-of-war toy for the dog.
In doing so I noticed a definite pattern in terms of wear and tear. Without fail the initial hole will appear at the tip of my left big toe. Every time. UNCANNY. This prompted me to look closely at my left big toe.
It is in no way obviously pointier than the left one.
So why the holes?
I can fathom no reason for such consistent results.
It is, indeed, another of life’s mysteries.
(Albeit pretty low down on the scale.)

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4 Responses to “a thing that I have noticed”

  1. Daniel Says:

    I want to know why so many of my socks develop holes in the big toe (hard to say if there’s a particular foot that causes it), and why many of the first ones to succumb are the “Holeproof” brand.

  2. Trish Says:

    I had holeproof brand knickers, and you guessed it, they developed holes in them! I wondered if I could sue them for false advertising and claiming to be something that they’re not.

  3. Krista Says:

    I have a theory. When you walk you must put more weight on the right foot, causing more friction between your big toe and the end of your shoe as you walk. The left foot doesnt have as much weight on it so it tends to run against the top of your shoe less.

    So all you have to do is change the way you walk. 🙂
    Saving money is only an impossible alteration away!

  4. David Tiley Says:

    Check the shoes you wear most. (If they are like mine, don’t breathe in..)

    Feel inside, where the top of your left big toe will touch the shoe. Is it worn? If so, you tend to flex your toe against the shoe, perhaps when you are stressed or working. Or blogging.

    The solution of course is to give up all stress inducing activity except blogging.