Post # 1
Hi Bees! I’m always curious about my fellow left handed people. I surprisingly have alot of friends who are left-handed considering only 10% of women and 12% of men are left handed in the world. The thing I find the most annoying is when I have to write an essay or a story with a pen and it smudges all over the paper and it gets all over my hand! Ugh! People always look at my hand when I write or do something with my left hand and tell me how akward it looks. I’m not able to do much with my right hand and when I tried to write my name with my right hand it looked like a 2 year old wrote it! Most things are made for the “right-hand”world like doors opening and fridges..I won’t ever learn how to drive standard because the shifter requires me to use my right hand (unless I went to Europe) so that would be a nightmare! I know they make left handed scissors (the green handled ones you see in kinderagarten classes) but I have laways used the right handed ones even though they give me a blister every time. My husband said I should open a left handed store like Ned Flanders but I doubt I would get much business!! LOL
Post # 3
I call myself left handed but I really only write with my left hand. I can use scissors with my right hand and use most tools made for right handed people. I tend to use my right hand for heavy lifting and my left hand for precise work.
I hate using those cake knife/server things that bend the “wrong way”.
Post # 4
I’m a leftie but when I was first learn to write, I was in Asia where it was considered abnormal to be a leftie. As such, I write significantly better with my right but I do nearly everything else with my left (but occasionally I’m ambidextrous). For tools similar to a pen/pencil, I’m usually ambidextrous (e.g. eyeliner).
I will say it gets confusing since I border on being ambidextrous because sometimes I have to sit there and get a feel for which one feels more comfortable. For example, we were learning to do CPR on infants and I had a hard time until I rotated the baby in the opposite direction of my rightie DH.
Post # 5
I’m a leftie! I am pretty useless with my right hand for most things. I can’t drink from a glass, use a fork, brush hair/teeth or any of that nonsense with my right hand without injuring myself. I also can’t write at all with my right hand. Pure chicken scratch!
I have adapted in that I can use standard scissors and throw a ball with my right hand, but other than that it’s leftie all the way!
I also subconsiously tend to notice in people that I meet if they are a leftie based on their mannerisms even if it isn’t writing, but holding someting/pointing/scratching an itch etc.
Post # 6
I call myself a leftie, but really I’m partially leftie!
I write with my left hand, and chop veg etc with my left hand. But I use scissors with my right hand and play all sports right handed (except soccer where I am left footed!)
To be honest I just think I am a bit confused haha
Post # 7
Yayy for some lefties!!! I knew I wouldn’t get much of a response since we are only 10% of the world population!!
Post # 8
I write left handed and throw left handed. But I do a lot of other things right handed…computer mouse, bat, bowl, chop veggies, use scissors, brush my teeth, eat. All of those I do right handed.
Post # 9
@sweetchiquita12: I am very left-handed (and the only one in my entire family including my FIs entire family), but still drive a stick shift and love it. In addition I wear my watch on my left hand. It’s a good thing I like smaller and dantier rings otherwise my e-ring would get in the way of doing daily stuff. I love being left-handed (even though it’s a right-handed world), it’s an instant conversation starter!
Post # 10
@kes18: When I went to university I got my own computer. My dad was so cute and set it up for me and configured it with a left handed mouse thinking it would be easier for me.
Thanks dad…. but after years of only using the right hand mouse I’ve adapted lol
Post # 11
@kes18: I forgot I use my right hand for the computer mouse..I have tried the left but it just felt odd lol
@renwoman: Being left handed is the best!!! It really is a instant conversation starter everyone is always like “oh your left handed!” I guess I could try a stick shift but I use it as an excuse not to learn lol People seem to notice my engagment and wedding rings more because I’m using my left hand all the time so I get alot of compliments on them 🙂
Post # 12
@Pink Asawa: Thats crazy you are also left handed!!!! Yayy!! I swear almost all the people I meet (mostly only girls) are left handed !
Post # 13
Count me in as left handed, so is my mom.
I cut, write and crochet left handed. Same goes with my mom
I am hoping my son is left handed also! Though my DH doesn’t hope so, he wants to teach our son when he is old enough to golf and all the clubs passed down are for righties…
Post # 14
I’m left handed and use my left hand for basically everything, growing up ‘lefthanded’ things weren’t an issue as my dad who is also a leftie had a lot of products eg. scissors and can openers etc…especially for left handed people. however going out into the wider world, growing up like this was a luxury as everything is right handed in the ‘outside’ world and I find it really difficult especially to use ‘normal’ scissors.
I also find it really odd however everyone seems to comment on me being left handed when they see me writing (or have to explain that right handed scissors suck), I get it all the time. I didn’t realise it was that much of a talking point/that different or interesting tbh. I also get told a lot of the time by older people ‘people weren’t lefthanded in my day, it was seen as a sin’ or whatever, I’m still never sure how to reply to that!
Post # 15
I’m a full on leftie!!! can hardly do anything with my right hand. Although I use a knife and fork like a right hander.
I am glad I live in the UK as I dont think I would be able to drive otherwise!! My dad is also a leftie 🙂
I love being a leftie – people are always amazed!!
Post # 16
I’m definitely left handed! Except, my dad (leftie) taught me to use cutlery and everything, but for some reason my right-handed mom taught me how to use a knife. So now whenever I cut up my food I have to switch my fork to my right hand so I can the knife with my left. People like to laugh at me for that.
My grade 5 teacher hated lefties. There were 3 of us (in a class of like 20, it was weird!) but she forced us to pley sports with our right hands and she tried to make us tape kleenex to our hands every time we wrote anything so it wouldn’t smudge. Thanks to her I still haven’t figured out how to play volleyball…