The Shoe and the Sock
One short evening sock and shoe met.
Sock asked, “Are you shoe?”
Shoe said the same.
Sock said, “Why do I always have to smell you? You smell!”
And shoe said, “Well you smell, too.”
“I do NOT!!” said sock, “You do.”
“No, you do.”
“Getting angry won’t help,” said sock
They decided to switch places. They said they would switch for a week. For a while they were living the life.
Sock had become more popular as no one had ever seen her as a shoe before
Shoe started becoming more popular as no one had ever seen a shoe worn under a sock before.
Then things started going wrong. Sock started getting holes and shoe felt uncomfortable with a sock covering him all the time. And they just didn’t know what to do.
Just then pillow said, “Whatchya doin’?”
Shoe said, “Not much.”
Sock said, “Trying to figure out something.”
“Maybe I could help,” said Pillow. “I’ve seen you two trying to be each other and from what I can see neither one of you is happy about the switch. Everything has a purpose. Sock, you’re a sock because we need our feet warm.”
“And that’s another thing, ” said Sock. “Feet stink.”
Pillow continued, “Shoe, you’re a shoe because sock needs something to keep her warm. But more importantly you prevent sock from getting dirty and worn out so quickly”
Pillow said, “The girl who sleeps on me is warm, too. I like when she rests her head on me.”
Blanket said, “I would like the girl to rest her head on me. Would you like to switch places?”
Pillow asked, “Have you not heard me explain to sock and shoe that everything has its purpose. We are all designed to provide comfort to the girl. Mine is for her to rest her head upon – or on occasion she has pressed me against her back and the wall. Blanket, you provide warmth for her when she is cold. You are much larger than me. I could never cover her the way that you do. Just as sock can never fully cover shoe. It’s her purpose to keep the girl’s feet covered and protect her feet from direct contact with the shoe.”