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Dip Socks

Dunk em on; Scrub em off.
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Roland gently lowered his left foot into the vat of warm, oleaginous goop to a depth just above his ankles, feeling it ooze between his toes. It felt good.

Then his right foot went into the goop.

Then he withdrew his feet and plunged them into a tub of fine wool clippings, to the same depth.

Socks were done!


2 days later...

Roland sat in the HR Manager's office, waiting for her to return, his mind racing furiously.

What possible, feasible reason could he offer, for having poured five gallons of DipSox goo over his bald, asshole supervisor when he emerged from the shower in the office bathroom, before covering him in lime green woolly fuzz?

UnaBubba, Feb 16 2021

Plasti-Dip Socks - closer to "barefoot running shoes" https://barefootrunning.com/archives/2052
All but the fine wool clippings [kdf, Feb 17 2021]


       So not socks for swimming.
wjt, Feb 16 2021

       Nifty! [+]   

       Was gonna also give kudos for the first usage of "oleaginous" on this site but, sadly, no dice.
whatrock, Feb 16 2021

       Do the fine wool clippings wick the oleaginous-ness of the goop so that Roland isn't just walking in a wool-paste? Or does the oleaginous-ness somehow solidify in such a way that Roland can not remove his socks without solvent?   

       (+) pending...   

       ...I know how much that means to you and how unable you are to not strive for fake internet points.   

       Check... mate.   

       If he pulls them off when done, it'll be the first time [UnaBubba] had Socks A-Peel.
AusCan531, Feb 17 2021

       Would dope socks be cooler?
pertinax, Feb 17 2021

       this is so weird, have a weird bun +   

       started thinking...good thing it’s not a *dip jock* (strap)
xandram, Feb 17 2021

       The obvious solution, for those asking, is that the goo sets reasonably quickly, especially once reinforced with wool.   

       And, being oily, would not break down when damp or wet but would require a surfactant, to assist with breakdown.
UnaBubba, Feb 18 2021

       Could Roland lay his Thompson gun aside and apply a release agent to his feet before dipping?
whatrock, Feb 18 2021

       See <addendum>
UnaBubba, Feb 20 2021

       Seems a good idea to be used in bed with dip sheets
pashute, Feb 21 2021

       Not advised for people with hairy toes, or ankles, or...
RayfordSteele, Feb 22 2021

       So, not for hobbits, [RayfordSteele]?
UnaBubba, Feb 26 2021


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