A few weeks ago I got some new socks at Target. They were Hanes and I really liked them. I’m ENORMOUSLY FUSSY a little particular about my socks so I was happy I found some that I liked. I used to only wear Nike socks but they quit making the kind I like so I’ve been on a journey to find a new kind. The seams HAVE to go across the top of my foot, on the toes and not on the end, at the tips. Following me? I also can’t have any seams on the ankle and they CAN’T be tight.
I get these socks home and really liked them so I knew I’d get another pack the next time I went to the store. Just in case they quit making this kind. I’m neurotic this way. So I was at a Walmart one day last week and got the same kind. Or so I thought! They were in the same package and they appeared to be the same. When I got them home, they were very different. Take a look.
The socks on the right are the ones I got at Target. They are much thicker and much nicer feeling. The ones on the left are darn near paper-thin and don’t feel nice at all. They were both in the same kind of package. I looked VERY closely since I know I have this “problem” with socks. So, I thought I was getting the same socks only to be terribly disappointed when I got home. The ones from Target say they were made in America and the ones from Walmart say of course, China. They aren’t the same socks at all. I feel so cheated but I know I won’t take them back. I just don’t do that but will give them to charity. I won’t wear them. I know myself to well.
Yesterday Paul and I went to Target and once again, I get the same package and sure enough, they were the ones I liked and when he saw me buying more socks, he asked me if I had some sort of a sock fetish but of course I don’t think I do. Here are some of my socks.
These are special socks. They are for after I lotion up my feet or after my shower or just when I relax at night. They never go in the dryer. They loose too much fluffy life if I put them in there. Instead, I have little hangers I hang them on. Okay, maybe I do have a HUGE little fetish with them.
Anyway, I was RANTING AND RAVING telling Paul about this and he says companies do this all the time. They don’t say what things are or where they come from. He used to sell plywood to Mendard’s and they didn’t put “seconds” on it or what kind it was or where it was from. They just labeled it “plywood.” I guess it’s okay, it’s just that I was expecting the same socks. So, do Target and Walmart get their stuff from the same place or what? One pack of sock come from the USA and the other comes from China. What is it?? I kind of feel cheated when I think I’m getting one thing and I get something of a much lesser quality.
What kind of socks do you like?
Have you ever noticed anything like this between Target and Walmart?