Hug a Lefty Today
First off, let me preface, I am not a lefty. However, both my sons are left-handed. I tried to see the world through their eyes for one day, and this is what I discovered. Thanks to our friends at Metro News. Read on to find out 10 things only lefties can relate too.
- Schools don’t like you
If it’s not those tiny desks specially crafted to accommodate only right-handed people it’s the tortuous spiral notebooks and evil triple ring binders. Don’t even talk to me about whiteboards.
- Sports are not designed for you
Baseball: ‘We’re going to need a different glove’.
Bowling: ‘What, I need special shoes?’
- Computers are completely wrong
When you arrive at a desk, expect to see the mouse on the right (along with the phone). Even if you can extend the cable, your mouse is still indented for a right-hander’s thumb. Plus your keyboard has the number pad on the wrong side.
- Banks don’t understand you
Them and their stupid little secured pens. The struggle is real. Not that many people physically go to banks these days. (maybe one reason why, i’m just sayin)
- Cooking is troubled with hazards
I can’t use that peeler. If you ask me to open a tin I’ll cut from the top not the side. I can’t slice that bread. Your saucepan lip is on the wrong side. (Let’s just get pizza.)
- Restaurants just don’t get it
Really, put that glass on the left. Excuse me, Where is the Lefties Section?
- They get strange nicknames
Honestly, What the heck does southpaw even mean?
- Getting dressed causes all types of drama
Necklace clasps. Belts. Watches. What’s the point?
- Everyone wants to greet you the wrong way
Why is this the norm? Can we just hug it out?
10. Stringed instruments, Scissors, and a several other challenges
Trying to navigate in this right-biased world and seeing things from the other side has made them into the people they are today, smudgy hands and all.
So the point is to HUG a Lefty Today. It is their day after all.
I pray this inspired you to hug a lefty in your life. Do you know of any obstacles we “righties” take for granted? Let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear from you. Be sure to follow us on all Social Media @LifeIsAPartyLLC.
Until next time…
Always Remember, Life truly is a Party!