Sock and a sock, shoe and a shoe or sock and a shoe, sock and a shoe... Which are you?
I love the show "All in the Family", on so many levels. Although there are so many memorable moments on the show, the one that always sticks out in my mind is the whole "Sock and a shoe" routine between Archie and the Meathead. (You can listen to an audio clip of the ordeal here, with an explanation by Rob Reiner.)
Archie had his panties in a twist, as usual, about the way the Meathead put on his shoes and socks. Archie was a sock and a sock, shoe and a shoe type of guy while the Meathead was a sock and a shoe, sock and a shoe man himself. At one point Archie asked him what he would do if there was a fire, he would only have one shoe and sock on after all. Michael argued that when Archie ran out of the house he would get his feet wet as he only had on socks, whereas Michael could keep his feet dry by hoping around on one foot. Each was passionate about the way they put on their shoes and socks, each was certain their way was the only way.
So, why am I bringing this up? First of all, any time I put on shoes and socks I think about this episode, no joke. But more than that it just goes to show that although we may do things differently, we arrive at the same point, end up with the same results. And it reminds me that perhaps I shouldn't judge how someone completes the task at hand when it is different than my way. Sometimes it might be a good idea to change your way of doing things for a day to see how it works.
So, which are you? Sock and a sock, shoe and a shoe, or sock and a shoe, sock and a shoe?
Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate
2017 President, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors
2017 Connecticut Magazine 5 Star Realtor
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