Last night I bought some socks at a warehouse store because the wife has been complaining about the lack of structural integrity of my present hosiery.
At any rate; 12 pair, 9$US, in a plastic bag. A plastic bag with a recloseable zipper seal.
Socks. In a ziplock bag. This means something. Possibly that ziplock bags are available off the shelf and were the most convenient way to package 12 socks. Or that I should be keeping my socks in the vegetable crisper in the fridge.