kasmeneo wrote: Attention is a precious resource. Don't waste it on socks!
Actually, I just read an interesting article about attention in a scientific magazine (SPEKTRUM, a german publication of the "Scientific American") which claims that attention is basically made up of three limited ressources:
-The time used to "collect" stimuli
-The width of your view field - basically just the buffer space used for stimuli inside the brain
-The gravity of your current activity: how easy is it to drag you away from what you do?
The socks show that you waste the time and a lack of "general gravity". This means that you don't do the laundry often enough, so your brain still stays open for unestimated events. doing the laundry oftener would make you worry less about it.