The sock gap
Jeff, from the British sitcom Coupling, has a few words of wisdom:
"My advice is to get them off right after your shoes and before your trousers...that's the sock gap. Miss it and suddenly you're a naked man in socks. No self-respecting woman will let a naked man in socks do the squelchy with her."
I think Jeff is absolutely right.
The following dialogue may or may not have occurred in recent days:
"Why don't you take off your socks?"
"My feet get cold."
"But are you really thinking about your how cold your feet are while we, you know?"
"But are you really thinking about whether or not I'm wearing socks while we you know?"
"Fine, if you don't take off your socks, I'm not taking off my bra."
"I can live with that."
"Well, then, I'm not taking off my bra OR my underwear."
"That's like cutting off your nose to spite your face. It's not going to do either of us any good if you don't take off your underwear."
"Ha ha, see, I won..."
"Do you really think this would be the best moment to start gloating?"
"No, maybe you're right."