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Sock and a sock, shoe and a shoe or sock and a shoe, sock and a shoe... Which are you?

Sock and a sock, shoe and a shoe or sock and a shoe, sock and a shoe... Which are you?

ROFLMAI 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?

Sock and a shoe, sock and a shoe

Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

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Comment balloon 21 commentsAndrea Swiedler • August 24 2010 09:02AM

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I'm definitely a sock & a sock, then shoe & a shoe type. Which are you?

Posted by Julia Odom, Chattanooga Homes for Sale (Select Realty Professionals) almost 8 years ago

I am a sock and a sock, shoe and a shoe myself. I think, LOL. I haven't worn shoes for quite a few months. Socks and flip flops don't go together. :D

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 8 years ago

You know that I am going to remember this story when getting dressed and laugh. It will a great way to start the day.

Frank Hoinsky

Ansonia CT

Posted by Frank Hoinsky (Frank A. Hoinsky Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

If that's not already a Dr. Seuss book title - - - it should be!  :-)

The concept is so true, though.  Some people get so caught up in the "how" something is done rather than looking at the results.

BTW - I'm a "sock and a sock" kind of guy.

Mike

Posted by Mike Hendren (Mike Hendren Photography) almost 8 years ago

Andrea, I do both. At home with the carpet under my feet in the bedroom, I'll put on my socks and then my shoes. At the course, sitting on the back of the car, I am a sock and a shoe person because I don't like the gravel feel at all. When it comes to my business, if I think I can get better results with sock and shoe because sock-sock, shoe-shoe isn't bringing in the desired results, then change is good!

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 8 years ago

My wife often drives when we go somewhere together, because she like to drive more than I do. But, she never seems to go the most efficient way, that is the way that I would go if I were driving. I've learned to keep my mouth shut, unlike Archie and Meathead.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) almost 8 years ago

Frank, I am glad I could give you a chuckle for your sock and shoe experience today!

Mike, I would have guessed you were, LOL. Yes, we need to look at the end result not the road taken, unless of course the road is closed to thru traffic, LOL.

Ed, omg, I am picturing you in the car wrestling with shoes and socks....

Glenn, see? And you get there all the same, don't you?

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 8 years ago

Sock, Sock, Shoe, Shoe, except for most of the time during the summer. Sandal, sandal.

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) almost 8 years ago

Mike, LOL, I am a flip flop and a flip flop, and soon to be a clog and a clog type of person. I hold of for as long as possible on the sock sock thing.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 8 years ago

Andrea - it depends. If I'm dressing up, then it's sock, sock, shoe, shoe. To the store it's sandal, sandal. Great analogy on how we may all arrive at the same place but may do things entirely different.

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA (Safe Haven Realty) almost 8 years ago

Andrea....My husband is a sock, sock, shoe, shoe kind of guy but I'm more free form and don't wear socks much so it's shoe, shoe.  I agree with your point that there a many ways to get to the same point.  My father-in-law had a saying - "There are many ways to skin a cat" which makes the same point.

Posted by Carra & Shae Riley, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 8 years ago

I am born a gemini and I alter it depending on my mood.  Andrea, the key point is that you can agrue about anything and agree to disagree.  Like how many lightbulbs does it take to change an agent? Exactly, they never read the document.

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group) almost 8 years ago

Cynthia, thank you! As I said right now I am flip flop flip flop type....

Carra, I hate socks... what more can I say... yes, I have said and heard that so many times in life!

Larry, LOL, I can say I have no routine for sock and shoe habits, not really. I do love the "agree to disagree" and hope that I am mature enough to follow that route when need be!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 8 years ago

Actually I wish I could just go barefoot year round - or sandals if I must have footwear on!  But when necessary I'm in the sock, sock, shoe, shoe camp.  And thanks for reminding me of that awesome TV show!!!

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA (Managing Broker - City Realty Inc) almost 8 years ago

Andrea - I loved "All in the Family" and I especially loved the episode you're thinking of. . .I'm definitely a sock and a sock person. . .LOL  Generally in the summer, I wear flip flops around the house (outdoors), but go barefoot inside.  In the winter, I'm in socks nearly all the time.  I hate wearing shoes in the house.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 8 years ago

I should also add, that the reason I'm not a sock and a shoe person, is because at my age, I don't hop around so well:-)  But, I don't judge those that can:-)

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 8 years ago

Andrea, for once in his life Archie was right.  Sock and Shoe is just plain strange, and we both know that I am always right ......... LOL

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 8 years ago

Nancy, funny thing, almost all the women don't want to wear socks and shoes, LOL. Only sandals...

Myrl, I can understand that! I just dislike them in the first place. I don't own one pair of shoes, only clogs. And you can't hop on clogs...

George, yes, of course, whatever you say! :D

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 8 years ago

Andrea,

I would have to say sock, sock , shoe, shoe..... 

And George is ALWAYS right.

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Posted by Ann Hayden, SelectAnn.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) almost 8 years ago

That was a great show Andrea! And you are right, sometimes we have the same opinion but say it differently! That's what makes the world turn!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Sock, sock, shoe, shoe.

That is one of the few moments from that show I have remembered as well. The other was when Archie started a fire by putting a penny behind a fuse.

What you said about the method being less important than the result is so true. When I was a supervisor and gave a task, I didn't care so much how it was done as long as it was done. I can remember more than a few bosses from my past life that would tell some specifically how the task was to be completed. I always felt a different method may turn up a better way to get something done.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) almost 8 years ago

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