Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Way Back WhensDay: Christmas Socks

Not the exact pair I had, but close
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

When I was in high school, I had quite a collection of Christmas socks.  Sadly, that was more than 20 years ago and they've all long bitten the dust.  Christmas trees, Santa faces, and Christmas lights were just a few of the designs.  I even had two pair that played Christmas music.  One pair had Christmas lights all over them, the other had Santa and his reindeer.

It's the Christmas lights pair that once caused me a moment of embarrassment during my freshman year of college.  I was sitting in the back row of my Spanish class, listening to the professor's (Dr. Book) lecture.  He was a very passionate professor and into his lesson, using his hands to help express his enthusiasm for the topic at hand.  Suddenly, he stopped talking as the sound of Jingle Bells permeated the air.

The classroom wasn't a big one, so it didn't take long for all the eyes there to zero in on me.  I had hit the player on the socks when moving my legs.  Dr. Book looked around with a puzzled look on his face before finally asking, "What is that?"  Embarrassed beyond belief, I softly spoke up and admitted, "It's my socks, sorry."  He laughed and said not to worry about it.  The socks didn't have a "stop" switch, so we all sat and listened to the song until it was over.  I quickly moved the start button to the outside part of my leg, so no more accidents would occur.

The surviving pair
Like I said, most of my socks are long gone now, the only surviving pair are my Silent Night socks.  No music involved, just a scene of Santa and his sleigh and reindeer flying over a peaceful village.  Finding men's Christmas socks at the store seems nearly impossible these days, but I have come across a few websites that sell them, so maybe I'll order some to celebrate the season next year.

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