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Dirty Secret?
Say you get something on your hand/fingers, just random goop or dirt of some sort. Now say you don't have a tissue, napkin, towel, or other appropriate cleaning device to wipe it off. What do you do?

When I was younger, I'd wipe my hands on my pants. Now that I care more about about my clothing, and I am supposed to look nice for work? I usually will discretely wipe my hand on my socks. I figure they are the least visible of my clothing, and I don't really care if the top of my socks get a bit dirty.

This random secret has been brought to you by the letters S, S, and the number 11 -- and somebody who overthinks *everything*.


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greyyguy From: greyyguy Date: April 3rd, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do that too for the exact same reason :)
jim_landis From: jim_landis Date: April 3rd, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Snazzy socks!
From: kivrin Date: April 3rd, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
*raises hand*

I do that too.
jebra From: jebra Date: April 4th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)
You're not alone in this. Far from it, I'd guess.

I looked at the full-size image and still can't spot the earwax.

dragonvpm From: dragonvpm Date: April 4th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC) (Link)

I actually do the same, but I usually use the spots behind the knees on my jeans.

Don't ask me why, I just picked up doing that, and it often makes sense if I'm sitting at a table and can't really contort to reach socks discretely (plus 99% of my socks are white athletic socks so they're a bit less tolerant to smudges than my jeans (which invariably all become work pants)).
ellison From: ellison Date: April 4th, 2007 12:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Omg I totally do the same thing. I didn't realize it was such a popular dirt-getting-rid-of tactic!
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: April 4th, 2007 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)

I do the socks thing too, although not very much these days as I tend to have napkins etc. around more these days.
From: writerwench Date: April 4th, 2007 07:49 am (UTC) (Link)
I love the socks. I've never done that, though... usually have some sort of tissue around my person or in The Kitchen Sink (aka my shoulder bag that holds everything but).
abrokenstarr From: abrokenstarr Date: April 4th, 2007 08:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Socks are my favourite item of clothing.

johnridley From: johnridley Date: April 4th, 2007 12:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wipe your hands on someone else's pants.
OK, maybe in this case the GT universal "someone else's" might cause unintended consequences.
Still, I'd volunteer.
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: April 4th, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
too darn funny... it sounds like your behavior is actually far from abnormal!

and yes, I too changed from pants to socks (when I'm wearing good pants)... fortunately I've learned to keep a bunch of napkins in a desk drawer, so its not too often that I need to resort to the sock-wipe.
radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: April 5th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
you love your foot photos!
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