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I think you should see my socks.

have you seen my socks? The interview had gone really well up to this point and the USC admissions director, closing the interview, said “Is there anything else that you feel the admissions committee should know about you?”

“I think you should see my socks.” I replied.

Most days I now wear socks like this.  They’re great quality and very comfortable and they serve two additional purposes.

1. They remind me to never take myself too seriously.  Life is to be enjoyed and is far too short to be lived in an uptight manner.  For me, these socks remind me to laugh, to live and to savor every moment of it all as my unique life experience.

2. They remind me that anything is possible.  Jonah Staw and a few friends started a company back in 2004 with the idea of answering the problem of the missing sock by selling 3 mis matched pairs to a pack.  Their target market usually doesn’t even have their own money, 8-12 year old girls.  Seth Godin mentioned that their annual sales are now over 40 Million USD.  Check out Little Miss Matched.

The interview went really well and the socks were just the extra touch I was hoping they would be.  I got my acceptance letter to the USC MBA program last week.  Time to come up with some $$ to pay for tuition.

8 Responses to “I think you should see my socks.”

  1. J. Mark Bangerter Says:

    Awesome. I need to get me some new socks.

  2. Rachel Says:

    HA!! I almost always purchase socks in same pattern, different color; same color, different pattern. Now I feel terribly justified.

    And well done!

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  4. Viwe Xozwa Says:

    i dig the colors! but what i want to REALLY say is THANK YOU for pursuing your MBA goals. I have been wanting to do it as well but i would stop half way the process. Now, i am going to do it1

  5. Steve Says:

    HA!! I almost always purchase socks in same pattern, different color; same color, different pattern. Now I feel terribly justified.

    And well done!

  6. Karen F. Says:

    You never did mention what their reaction was. lol But I think it’s cool you got accepted. :-) Guess it does pay to be mismatched on occasion. Looking forward to reading more!

    Karen, The Resume Chick (on Google if you need me)

  7. Patrick Carmitchel Says:

    Hilarious and congrats I believe is in order…that is so you. Best of luck.

  8. Jeff Adcock Says:

    Congratulations and welcome to the Trojan Family :)

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