OK. I know that the grocery store is not the premier outlet for socks. I know that. I should have gone to Walgreens. Everyone knows that drugstores have better socks. Or, better yet, I should have gone to the Dollar Store. They have cheap socks!
Still, it was cold, and I had to go to the grocery store anyway, and I certainly did not feel like making another stop.
I had not realized I was getting fussy about my socks. It's just that crew socks or tube socks are too thick. Trouser socks are too thin. Those little things that just cover my feet are fine for the Summer (Spring) (Fall), when I wear capris and loathe the sock/capri combination. One kind I dislike above all others are the ones that come just to my ankles. What's up with that? The worst of both worlds.
I bought the last two pairs they had of the kind of socks I like. Cotton, plus some sort of super-stretch miracle fiber that keeps them from falling down. Long enough to tuck my long johns into.
They were covered with dust!