• Do you want a good laugh?

    Asked by Dick_K on Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Do you want a good laugh?

    This past Saturday, I was dressed in a long sleeve T shirt and sweatshirt. I was standing talking to my wife when I crossed my arms, touching my forearm with my hands. When I did that, I felt a lump on my left forearm and I said, “I have a lump on my arm”.

    I immediately looked at my wife and I saw the concern/ fear in her eyes as she moved quickly to me all the while as I was feeling the lump. By the time she got to me, I knew what the problem was and she touched the lump on my arm and then she knew.

    She put her arm up my sleeve and pulled out one of her socks! A missing one at that! It seems when clothes were in the dryer, the sock had found a new home.

    We both had a good laugh and I hope you will also.

    34 Answers from the Community

    34 answers
    • butterfly29's Avatar
      butterfly29

      Thanks for sharing ! ha that was funny....I needed a laugh.

      over 5 years ago
    • lilymadeline's Avatar
      lilymadeline

      LOL! You've got a great sense of humor! Thanks so much for sharing this story! :-)

      over 5 years ago
    • cris' Avatar
      cris

      Thanks for sharing, to funny!!!

      over 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I'm happy that it's funny. But I do understand how you want to jump to conclusions all the time when you see/feel/hear anything! At least you were able to remove this tumor with no treatment necessary! Send yourself a bill for several K and when you pay yourself, you and the wife go out and have a grand time!

      over 5 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      LOL

      over 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      May all your lumps be sock lumps (this wish is for all of us)!

      over 5 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar
      Peroll

      Now I know where the odd sock goes in the laundry. You have them all!!!!!!

      over 5 years ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      Wish everything could be cured that easily. Appreciate you sharing , thanks for the smile.

      over 5 years ago
    • flamingogirl's Avatar
      flamingogirl

      That is great! Sounds like something that would happen to me. :)

      over 5 years ago
    • melanomamama's Avatar
      melanomamama

      I needed this laugh at this very moment. Just got word that the wife of a dear friend died in his arms at midnight tonight. Unfortunately, hers weren't sock lumps.

      over 5 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      And all of this time, I thought that my socks were going to sock heaven. can you and your wife come over and find my missing sock? It's a USMC Thorlo heavy padded boot sock. If you see it , you post it on my page. LOL It's been AWOL for 2 weeks now. I crawled under the bed, looked through my son's clothes-and it must have gone to purgatory or heaven--it was a good and faithful sock.

      over 5 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar
      cam32505

      Thank goodness you didn't call the onc. He/she would have had a good laugh too!

      over 5 years ago
    • KLC's Avatar
      KLC

      Very funny ! ! ! . . .thanks for sharing

      over 5 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      Love it.....Thanks..

      over 5 years ago
    • Journey's Avatar
      Journey

      Funny! May all our lumps be so easy. Thanks.

      over 5 years ago
    • 3tykes' Avatar
      3tykes

      That was cute....may all our lumps be this easy and pain free!

      over 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Meyati, maybe your faithful sock is now living life as a sock puppet!

      over 5 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      The ode of a lost sock

      You look and look, you crawl under the bed
      And you’re looking only for me, me

      I was your darling, you made sure that I had a mate
      you abused me, stretched and pounded me

      You looked through the house, drawers
      Screamed at your family about me

      Can’t you realize I don’t like stinky feet?
      I’m gone, left you, I’m free, free

      over 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Meyati, I SEE: your vagabond sock is a poet (and, maybe, a sock puppet as well). Too bad it hasn't yet realized that freedom must be sought from within; also, life on the outside is very hard and dangerous - no frequent washings, no warm drawer in which to snuggle up with one's mate - and, of course, no mate! Poor deluded sock, seeking freedom in all the wrong places. I hope it wakes up and comes back home, chastened, filthy and repentant.

      over 5 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      I don't think it liked the bath--washing-- think of being drowned in chemicals and hot water. Then be pushed around-up and down, in and out of the water. Then being spun around so fast that the lint falls out of your brain. The shock of cold water on your hot limp body. Next is the revolving oven, round and round with unrelenting heat. Then the most humiliating thing of all, being put on the stinky foot of an old lady-and it was made to serve and perform heroic deeds in Afghanistan--maybe Marine RECON or a sniper. If anybody finds it, post on my page, and I'll put it back with its lonely mate.

      Maybe it is a runaway sock puppet, living a frivolous life entertaining the crowds, but remember Emmett Kelly said that while a clown laughs on the outside, he cries on the inside. Is my lonely sock now crying for my stinky foot? Only the sock knows.

      over 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Meyati, you have me there! LOL! But you are being too harsh on your feet, I presume to say. Maybe your errant sock actually liked feeling useful, protecting one of the most important appendages on the human body? After all, isn't that a sock's destiny - and to think it even got to Afghanistan! On the other hand (foot), maybe such travels created a wanderlust in Sockie, causing it to want to escape a more humdrum existence (not to mention the laundry torture you mention)? Or maybe it loved your foot but couldn't stand the other sock it was paired with?

      I guess you'll never know, Meyati. And I know, of course, what you mean by the inner life of a clown. What does your sock look like, BTW? How can we help find it if we don't know what it looks like? Best, Carol

      over 5 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Okay- it' a gray heather- up over the calf-padded for someone that humps an 80 lb pack, ammo and a BAR, besides a few grenades and a canteen. I'm 72, been thrown a few times, fell off a ladder-when I was transferring to the ladder, sprained both knees and one ankle. So, I'm heavy on my feet-they hurt a lot-so I go to the uniform shop and buy military field socks.

      I needed to buy some new ones anyway- but the military is doing A Nazi trick on their military. When units were pulled back from the Eastern Front to be re-equipped, the solders were looking forward to new heavily padded socks that supported their arches. The Nazis went to nylon-so the socks were thinner, not very warm. The Germans began robbing socks from the Russian, and then American and English troops.

      I went online to order socks- and everything is lightly padded, and only tennis socks have the extra arch support. When a person pays over $18 a pair, they shouldn't have to buy thin nylon socks in the hope of arch support-and have hot feet in summer.

      I did OK until I was given a med that messed up my Achilles tendons. Now I need ankle and arch support. I like Western boots, as they keep my foot from turning on it's side-and gives me ankle support. I called up the main manufacturer and complained. They sent me a free sample pair. They don't have the arch support or padding that my worn out socks still have. Poor Marines-they go through enough.

      over 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Wow, that's some serious sock you are talking about! Sounds very unique. If I see it in my wanderings, I'll hasten to report to you (as will other Whatnexters, I'm sure). I was thinking it was some frivolous, colorfully-patterned frippery you were missing. Good to know!

      over 5 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Boot socks make the best puppet socks-you can turn them into anything-and all hands fit in them. Every winter my son buys me what I call Pippi Longstockings-The Swedish girl in childrens' stories that wears long bright stopped stockings-sometimes they have a fixing for the big toe, like mittens have a thumb thing, but they don't have arch support.

      over 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      While we're on this topic, I'll say that for many years now I always wear mismatched socks - as mismatched as possible. It's my trademark, and my friends give me patterned socks. I love sock puppets. If I ever make one, I'll use a boot sock, thanks to your info.

      over 5 years ago
    • daca1964's Avatar
      daca1964

      It's amazing how we get when something seems to be out of sorts. Thanks goodness it was nothing and thanks for sharing that was funny.

      over 5 years ago
    • curly57's Avatar
      curly57

      LOL!

      over 5 years ago
    • sandikf's Avatar
      sandikf

      LOL LOL thanks I needed that

      over 5 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      I returned
      I’m here, I came back, Jack
      you’re just out of whack
      I missed my soft cuddly mate

      To be on your stinky feet is fate
      So, bake me a chocolate cake
      Make it quick for pity’s sake

      You’re such a fake
      Putting me in the rag bag
      Unlike you, I don’t sag.

      over 5 years ago
    • Gabba's Avatar
      Gabba

      So glad he/she came back!

      over 5 years ago
    • scl1979's Avatar
      scl1979

      Love it!!!!

      over 5 years ago
    • lmholloway's Avatar
      lmholloway

      Thank you! This was funny... :-)

      about 5 years ago
    • kage's Avatar
      kage

      That was great, Thank you!!!

      about 5 years ago
    • mbeshey's Avatar
      mbeshey

      Needed that one that is great. Yesterday, my daughter and I were at Target, they had some fake tanning cream on clearance and I said, " I should get some and get a fake tan before my next appt when I see my melanoma doc to see his reaction", my daughter turned around and quipped, "Reaction? You'll be scrubbed down sideways and given the biggest shot they can find for being so naughty..." Guess I was told but it made everyone in the aisle laugh besides me...:)

      about 5 years ago

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