Left Handed life
August 13 is the annual left-handers’ day.
It’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.
Car 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.