She stands guard duty nightly over the sock pile. Once can’t be too careful about preventing sock gnomes. In her lifetime tenure, she has a perfect record of gnome prevention, and she doesn’t want tonight to be the night where that record falls.
The gnomes watch too. They know that eventually her attention will slip.
The eternal battle between sock guardian and gnome continues nightly.
It is unlikely that tonight will change the outcome.
Yet, She stands her guard diligently over the sock pile, and the gnomes are once again prevented.