Everyone deals with the same issue: a load of laundry in, a load of laundry out, and several lonely socks left over. Weren't they a pair BEFORE you put them in? They were when you put them on! Two feet equal two socks. And yet, here they lay, socks without a match. Matchless socks.
I stared at my little pile of woebegone socks and wondered what exactly lived in my dryer, snacking on one or the other of the pairs. So, I took all of those lonely socks, and put them BACK in the dryer. Another load goes through and VOILA! Socks that have found their matches. Or so my theory goes. I'll let you know how it turns out.