Bangor University student Thomas Llewellyn, who feared he had lost one of his best rugger-socks, is delighted to be re-united with it following a cleaning mission beneath his bed.
Student Halls’ domestic, Florence Davies discovered the sock on the end of her Henry vacuum cleaner as it became stuck fast to the nozzle.
“I give the boy’s rooms a good going over once a week, paying special attention to the sink for those who aren’t ensuite and right under the bed for the boys in general. It’s amazing what a good poke around can reveal. Tom’s sock was extremely sticky and he said he thought he might have spilt some jam on it in the refectory. I had a real job to get it off, the stuff was all over my fingers.”
The talented rugby student who lost a precious jock-strap in January, after a similar incident in the changing rooms said, “The guys have given me lot of flak for losing my sock, calling me an absolute tosser and all sorts of things, but at least I’ve got it back. It had real sentimental value too as it was knitted my gran just before she died – it was mainly red, white and green stripes and she had a really nice Welsh leek on it.”
A notice has now been posted in the student refectory by Domestic Services about the problems of letting sticky food come into contact with clothing.