Lefties of the World

I’m a lefty, have been all my life. That doesn’t explain why it’s my right shoulder that hurts. The world is definitely set up for right-handed people. That is why my right shoulder hurts.

Today I surfed a blog that led to another blog and found an entry about being a lefty that referred to a Left Hand store. Now, when I was in elementary school this would have been great. I really needed scissors, notebooks, and other things that I could use as a lefty instead of having to struggle to not smear my ink as I dragged my hand behind my pen or write close to the left edge of the notebook when my hand was resting on the spiral wire. And my mother was a trooper trying to find things for me and working with me to see if it would work. But, I’m 39 now and I’ve adapted. I eat and write with my left hand, but I do everything else with the right (did I mention it’s my right shoulder that hurts?. I think I’m too old to learn how to use a numeric keypad with my left hand. I’m struggling to use a mouse with my left hand (old habits die hard).

I missed my one day of the year though. Apparently Aug 13 was the official Left Handers day. I’ll have to put it on my calendar for next year.

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