The Matron went on a trek for the socks. She took Merrick with her to a mega-sports store.
Merrick: "I want to be in and out. In and out of the store."
Matron: "Great idea! Me too. What do you mean by in and out?"
Merrick: "In and out means buying MY EQUIPMENT FIWST."
Guess who left with a hockey puck, baseball bat, basketball, tennis racket, tennis racket carrying bag and red baseball socks -- all within 10 minutes.
In and out.
And 75 dollars. That's the price she is prepared to pay for sanity and convenience . . .
She's really not proud of this character flaw. It's why retirement will be slim.