The Life of a Left Hander
Today’s blog post is dedicated to all of my fellow left handers of the world! Monday, Aug. 13 is National Left Handers Day, and I am honored to be a part of this celebration. My fellow left handers at HMA Public Relations, Scott and Alison, live with me through the everyday struggles of being left handed.
Here are some common struggles for lefties:
- Spiral notebooks – We love the feeling of metal digging into our skin as we take notes.
- Ink smudges on our pinky fingers – I’ve just learned to accept this one. I used to apologize in my Thank You notes about the smudges, but since that also gets smudged, I have since given up.
- Right handed desks – My years in high school and college constantly involved a mini-war with the other three left handers in my classes for the single left handed desk…if there ever were any in the room.
- Bumping elbows – Let the left handers at the dinner table be in charge of the seating arrangement. Trust me, it will make the meal much more enjoyable.
- Coffee mugs – Mug designers, I cannot read the saying at the bottom of the cup.
- Scissors – In elementary school, my worst fear was a project that involved this evil tool.
However, if many people including some of our past U.S. presidents, Prince William, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Tina Fey and Gordon Ramsey have found success as lefties, then I think the rest of the world’s left handed population will be alright (only 10-12 percent, to be exact). In a world built for the right handers, lefties will continue to come together and persevere.