I read this yesterday. My first thought was that you weren’t kidding when you called it an investigative report. 🤣 My second one was that I should probably move the dryer and the washer to see if my favorite gray striped cotton socklet was there… I haven’t seen it for months but its orphan keeps taunting me.
Hats off to you for writing so many words about orphan socks. This has to be an editorial prowess of sorts, and I’m mildly envious.