If you’ve been in Butt A in the past few weeks, you may have noticed that the number of socks appearing outside their normal habitat have increased alarmingly. Instead of being located in drawers, on dorm room floors, and on feet, these rogue socks are found strewn about the laundry room, the staircases, the hallways, and even outside the building.
I assure you, you are not alone in your perplexity and concern. For weeks now, there have been many mumbled acknowledgments of the truants. Be wary, a friend’s good-humored confusion about a misplaced sock may be reason for suspicion. As more and more socks escape their habitual environments and spread themselves (seemingly at random, yet also covering most exit and entrance points in the dorm), students’ passive observation slowly leads to greater concern.
Here’s some news for all of you gamblers out there who like to leave your lives to chance…
Last weekend, one Alex Kelley ’13 made the mistake of betting Claire Dougherty ’13 that she could not guess what card he randomly drew from a deck. Little did he know that Dougherty has a knack for clairevoyance (easy pun). She guessed not just the next card correctly, but three out of the next six.
The penalty? Kelley would do anything Dougherty told her to do following her winning of the bet. And while some might read that last sentence and contemplate the premise of their next adult video script, Dougherty settled on a more innocent task: Kelley needs to wear socks on his hands for an entire week. Dougherty “socked” Kelley at midnight Friday and will “de-sock” him this coming Friday, also at midnight.
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