Left Handers

Left Handed life

August 13 is the annual left-handers’ day.

Left Handed ScrewdriverIt’s not always easy being a left handed person in a right-handed world. In fact, only around 10% to 15% of the population is left handed, which means that most things are designed for righties, often leaving us lefties to fend for ourselves,

But being left handed doesn’t have to stand in the way of success.  I take comfort knowing that a seemingly disproportionate number of famous people live their lives southpaw style.

In the old days of handwriting, using spiral notebooks and three-ring binders is a special kind of torture. The rings made it impossible for left handed people to lay their hands flat on the page and write normally.

When we hold a tape measure in our left hand, the numbers are upside down.

Every time we used to swipe a credit card (thank goodness for digital QR codes), it was on the right side of the machine. Reaching over and swiping the card downward in our left hand feels weird. Of course, switching it to the right hand usually feels even weirder.

Left Handed Ink StainCar cup holders are almost never on the left for drivers. Lefties have to grab drinks with their right hand. We dream of drinking piping hot coffee with our natural left hand.

Thankfully, in this modern age of technology, us left handers only really have to worry about smudging our penmanship when signing documents and getting ink smeared over our left fist.

Also paying double price for left handed screwdrivers.

Some Famous Left Handed People…

  • Alan Thicke
  • Albert Einstein
  • Albert Schweitzer
  • Alexander the Great
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Annie Lennox
  • Anthony Newley
  • Anthony Perkins
  • Aristotle
  • Babe Ruth
  • Barack Obama
  • Barry Gibb
  • Benjamin Britten
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Betty Grable
  • Bill Bryson
  • Bill Clinton
  • Bill Gates
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bob Geldof
  • Boston Strangler (Albert DeSalvo)
  • Brad Pitt
  • Bronson Pinchot
  • Bruce Willis
  • Carly Simon
  • Carol Burnett
  • Caroline Kennedy
  • Cary Grant
  • Cecil Beaton
  • Celine Dion
  • Charlemagne
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Christian Slater
  • Christopher Lloyd
  • Clarence Darrow
  • Cloris Leachman
  • Cole Porter
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Danny Kaye
  • David Bowie
  • David Duchovny
  • David Foster
  • David Letterman
  • David Rockefeller
  • Demi Moore
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Diane Keaton
  • Dick Van Dyke
  • Don Adams
  • Don Rickles
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Drew Carey
  • Eddie Albert
  • Edward Herrmann
  • Edward R. Murrow
  • Edwin Buzz Aldrin
  • Eminem
  • Emma Thompson
  • Enrico Caruso
  • Estelle Parsons
  • Eva Marie Saint
  • F. Lee Bailey
  • Faye Dunaway
  • Fidel Castro
  • Fran Drescher
  • Frank Langella
  • Franz Kafka
  • Fred Astaire
  • Fred MacMurray
  • Gabe Kaplan
  • George Burns
  • George H.W. Bush
  • George Kennedy
  • George Michael
  • Gerald Ford
  • Germaine Greer
  • Ginger Rogers
  • Glen Campbell
  • Goldie Hawn
  • Gordon Ramsay
  • Greta Garbo
  • H. G. Wells
  • Hal Linden
  • Hans Christian Anderson
  • Harpo Marx
  • Harry S. Truman
  • Helen Keller
  • Henry Ford
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Howard Keel
  • Howie Mandel
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Ian Ziering
  • Jack The Ripper
  • James  Cameron
  • James A. Garfield
  • James A. Michener
  • James Baldwin
  • James Caan
  • James Cameron
  • James Cromwell
  • James Whitmore
  • James Woods
  • Jane Powell
  • Jason Alexander
  • Jason Bateman
  • Jay Leno
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier
  • Jennifer Saunders
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • Jim Carrey
  • Jim Clancy
  • Jim Henson
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Joan of Arc
  • Joanne Woodward
  • John Dillinger
  • John F. Kennedy
  • John McCain
  • John McEnroe
  • Johnny Rotten
  • Jonathan Ross
  • Judy Garland
  • Julia Roberts
  • Julius Caesar
  • Justin Bieber
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Keith Carradine
  • Kenneth Branagh
  • Kim Basinger
  • Kim Novak
  • King George II of England
  • King George VI of England
  • King Louis XVI of France
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Lady Gaga
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Lenny Bruce
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Lewis Carroll
  • Lisa Kudrow
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Luke Perry
  • Magnus Magnusson