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Poll: How often do you change your socks ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wedrum, Dec 14, 2016.

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How often do you change your socks?

  1. Daily

    582 vote(s)
    85.0%
  2. Less often than I should

    70 vote(s)
    10.2%
  3. I don't wear Socks

    4 vote(s)
    0.6%
  4. Pancake

    29 vote(s)
    4.2%
  1. Lakeland

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 1, 2005

    Posts: 5,093

    I wear workboots so by the time I get home I'm ready to take my socks off or put another pair on.

    A two day sockathon would have to be due to an emergency like an impromptu night out!
     
  2. Angilion

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 5, 2003

    Posts: 15,893

    Location: Just to the left of my PC

    Once or twice daily, depending on how you're counting:

    Get up
    shower
    clean pair of socks
    work
    shower
    clean pair of socks
    bed

    So two pairs per day, but is that one change of socks or two?
     
  3. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Jun 30, 2007

    Posts: 66,441

    Location: Wales


    wtf you sleep in socks?
     
  4. Angilion

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 5, 2003

    Posts: 15,893

    Location: Just to the left of my PC

    Off on a tangent about the origin of that phrase...at the time, bathing was quite often considered a medical thing. Daily cleansing was usually done with rough cloth and water. There are various recipes for "washing water", which smelt nice and might or might not be more effective than plain water. There's also writing advising vigorous rubbing with a dry cloth for most of the body. Always water for hands and face, though.

    So it's likely that the famous comment about Elizabeth I having a bath relatively frequently whether she needed it or not probably wasn't about her being unusually clean. People were generally at least quite clean in those days, especially wealthier people.
     
  5. Angilion

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 5, 2003

    Posts: 15,893

    Location: Just to the left of my PC

    No, but on re-reading my post I can understand why people might read it that way. To clarify: I wear the second pair of socks during the time between showering after getting home from work and going to bed. I take them off before going to bed.
     
  6. AnthonyDublin

    Associate

    Joined: Oct 12, 2016

    Posts: 65

    Location: Dublin, Ireland.

    At the bare minimum, I change them every single day.
    If I'm going out straight after work, I'd have a clean pair in the car with some babywipes and give the feet a good clean and dry before changing them.

    I use more feet creams and potions than my girlfriend (she thinks I'm OCD).

    [​IMG]
     
  7. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Mar 29, 2003

    Posts: 48,664

    Back in the late 50s/early 60s we had a tin bath that was got down every Sunday just before Sunday Night at the London Palladium came on.
    I went in it first followed by my Mummy and then my Daddy went in it last.
    The rest of the week I stood up in the sink to be washed.
     
  8. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 20,069

    Location: Northern England

    18?
     
  9. Orionaut

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 2, 2012

    Posts: 6,523

    Re OP

    When they can stand up on their own like a pair of boots.

    It is time to be changed! :p
     
  10. Sliver

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 27, 2011

    Posts: 10,833

    Location: Darlington

    I change my socks every full moon. My foot odour is on a par with Hugo Boss, parfume le homme. It's like walking in a French summer vineyard with a hint of cheese. :cool:
     
  11. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Mar 29, 2003

    Posts: 48,664

    18 what?
     
  12. Sliver

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 27, 2011

    Posts: 10,833

    Location: Darlington

    The sense of olfaction scale. 18 is bad. :eek:
     
  13. itchy

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 29, 2011

    Posts: 4,780

    1850s or early 1860s is what he is saying. :p
     
  14. bartledvd

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 13, 2012

    Posts: 632

    Location: n.wales Rhuddlan

    This is like the people who reuse towels what is wrong with you change your underwear and socks daily more so if you have been to the gym or some other exercise you dirty people
     
  15. wedrum

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 11, 2016

    Posts: 4,216

    Location: Cheshire

    I have my own towel it gets washed probably once a week.
     
  16. BeeP

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 9, 2009

    Posts: 1,981

    Location: A cold place

    Every day.
     
  17. [FnG]magnolia

    Pancake

    Joined: Aug 29, 2007

    Posts: 25,695

    Location: Auckland

    Is this a special foot towel or do you pass the foot sores on to your other body parts?
     
  18. Greebo

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jan 20, 2005

    Posts: 30,804

    Location: Co Durham

    Where is the more than once a day option? I cant be the only person who changes socks two times a day?
     
  19. wedrum

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 11, 2016

    Posts: 4,216

    Location: Cheshire

    who drys their feet ?
     
  20. NexusK

    PermaBanned

    Joined: Apr 24, 2014

    Posts: 5,131

    Location: Caledonia

    People without athletes foot.