We once had a sensational idea for a website. Called www.socksreunited.co.uk, it would enable you to register all those odd socks that end up in your wardrobe. The website would match such single socks by colour, pattern and size across users, emabling you to create pairs between you to mutual benefit.
Obviously, nothing came of it, like our other idea for a text-messaging social-networking site called www.witter.com. That'd obviously never work. But the lone-bits-of-footwear idea did come back to me a fortnight ago when I noticed the large amount of single shoes discarded on London's roads that you see while cycling around.
Already, however, lone shoes are old hat. Now they're being jettisoned in pairs. Last week I saw a fine brace of ladies' lace-up high-heels on Waterloo Bridge. I couldn't take a picture as I was too busy not being run over by a bus.
Then last night, at the end of Churchyard Row near the Elephant and Castle, was this left-right set of football boots (right).
I've no idea what's going on. But I do know there's no money in a website about it.
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