I have put today's crop of unmatched socks on display on the dining room table.
This is a request for proposals on how to solve this question once and for all. It calls for experimentalists and theoreticians to explore the seepage of material, which is not unlike the seepage of matter into black holes, except much more distressing and catastrophic for the individual who already has enough of a struggle with the challenges of the 21st century. Day for day.
A sock needs a partner to commune with, not just when installed on the foot of its owner, but in the drawer as well. This is a basic need we must recognize and address with creative solutions.