Socks On or Off?
I have to tell you that the discussion on house temperature was very eye-opening. While I don’t love being super hot, I would take it any day over being even a little bit cold. I would never in a trillion years partake in a winter sport that kept me outside for longer than 5 minutes. I won’t even go to ice hockey games and the rinks are heated. If it were up to me, I’d keep the house near 74 in winter. But it’s not up to me. And I can’t seem to figure out how to change this newfangled thermostat. So I’m stuck with 70 degrees.
Though a few of your answers brings up an interesting question: do you wear socks to bed? Do you like socks?
Because I think the world is really divided into the sock-wearers and the sock-endurers. I am a sock wearer. I like to wear socks. I wear them to bed. I wear them in summer. I like to buy pretty socks. Fun socks. I like to match my socks to my clothes. If I’m not happy with a certain pair of socks, I will change said pair until I am happy and then can focus on my work. I do not wear stockings if I can help it, but I do love a good pair of socks.
Sock-endurers wear socks because they have to wear socks, not because they want to wear socks. They wear socks because it is cold and they need their feet covered if it is cold. But if given their choice and a decent temperature, they would opt for no socks.
I even have a song about my socks that I wrote and sing any morning that I put on a pair that I particularly like, a sort of commercial-like jingle for my socks. I’ve heard the kids humming it to themselves as they put on their socks. Josh is the only person in the house who does not derive great pleasure from his socks. He just wears them. He does not partake in reveling in the joy of a good pair of socks wrapped around his feet.
My guess is that sock-wearers tend to like their homes warm and sock-endurers can handle colder temperatures inside.
So are you a sock-wearer or a sock-endurer? And does that match with how you like your home temperature?