It’s a universal truth that socks tend to go missing — they get mismatched or they altogether vanish.
But Kim Crosland, a graphic designer in New Zealand, knew that the rate at which her own socks were disappearing was extreme.
Crosland and her family started to notice it two years ago. "We just thought the socks were getting lost in the washing or getting misplaced," Crosland told The Dodo.
Then, one day, speaking to a neighbor, Crosland realized she wasn't alone. "One of my neighbors had mentioned their socks going missing and we laughed about it," she said. "Our sock pile had dwindled as well."
Usually, the socks would disappear overnight, sometimes right out of her shoes.
So, earlier this week, Crosland decided to take action: She wrote her phone number on a sock with the message, "Please call if you find this sock," to see what would happen.