Something gross was occurring in the sock aisle of Target today. I couldn’t bring myself to look at it, at first. But when I finally decided that I needed a clear look at what was otherwise just a field of grossness, I saw a disheveled obese man trying on socks.
If you’ve ever bought socks, you know this is nearly impossible, since there are plastic ties through some socks, and other socks are in sealed plastic bags. Either way there’s an implicit message: don’t put your stinky feet into the socks to “try them out”. They aren’t shoes. They are underwear for feet.
Even though I looked and saw this, I can’t say for sure whether it was a man or a woman doing this. There was, as I said, a sort of field of grossness just emanating from the person that made it hard to look in that direction.