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Posted by David Schott (+16112) 11 years ago
I was at Sears this afternoon and in the menswear department I noticed they were selling Hanes socks in packages of six. The socks were packaged in plastic bags that proudly advertised "Resealable Bag" and sure enough the bag had a "ziploc" closure.

Now why would you need your bag of socks to have a ziploc closure? Some might say, "So you can open the bag in the store, inspect the size/feel of the socks, replace the socks, seal up the bag, and put the bag back on the rack." But the bag was sealed at the top, so to do that you would have to rip open the bag anyway.

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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6166) 11 years ago
Maybe so that you could use the bag for some other purpose before throwing it in the landfill?
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Posted by polar bear (+510) 11 years ago
So you can keep some new ones in the bag for a later date without mixing them into your old socks.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6166) 11 years ago
So you have a place to keep your tinfoil hats?
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Posted by Derf Bergman (+585) 11 years ago
What would I do with my tinfoil socks?
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Posted by Sharon Clarke (+76) 11 years ago
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6015) 11 years ago
You don't go camping or hiking very much, do you, David?

Having dry socks is a good thing.
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Posted by David Schott (+16112) 11 years ago
Actually the bags have holes punched in them at the factory to let air escape, so a well-sealed bag it is not.

http://www.goodexperience..._sock.html
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+10992) 11 years ago
One word. Marketing. Weird things get promoted as "benefits" to convince people to buy.
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Posted by Chuck Schott (+1286) 11 years ago
Who the hell can afford six pairs of socks all at once? Brian really had to stretch for the sealed package theory, a little insight into his thinking.
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