I Am a Lefty

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    I am left handed and the fact

    that our world is built for right-handed people frustrates me so much. I mean scissors, mugs, door handles, this computer mouse I am using right now, rulers, and liquid measuring cups are so annoying! What really annoys me though is when a lefty like me meets another left...
    peepmoo peepmoo
    1 Response Nov 20, 2015

    All of my friends are righties

    and every time I mention that I am a lefty they say, "woah, I didn't know you were left-handed!" I have known them for a pretty long time and I have told them at least 15 times that I am a lefty but somehow them seem to forget every time. One of my friends finally remembered...
    peepmoo peepmoo
    Nov 22, 2015
    Exocytosis Exocytosis
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Nov 21, 2015
    thirtynotdirty thirtynotdirty
    31-35, M
    Feb 24, 2015

    I love being a lefty!

    Who else is one?
    MyFriendPug MyFriendPug
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Mar 15, 2015


    In pre school I always wondered why my cutting skills were so bad compared to others. Turns out I was using right handed scissors and it was crap. There are only 3 lefties in my grade this year - me, a girl and a boy. And we're all in the same class. There's also only one lefty...
    emmadsen13 emmadsen13
    13-15, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2012

    left handed fencers (the sport) actually have

    an advantage! As a left handed fencer I have realised this advantage comes in handy ;D it's rare to find an advantage for left handed people, normally it's the reverse
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2015

    Nobody I really know knows the struggle

    unless they are one themself. I wish I could write with my right hand and do other things with it too. Being a climatologist and not being able to use my right hand often is a killer because it would be so much easier. I hate being a lefty.
    lizzie9787 lizzie9787
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    shout out to all you crazy awesome mother

    fluffers out there. long live the leftys!!!
    JohnDoeSa JohnDoeSa
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 6

    I have been left handed

    since the start. They tried to get me to write right handed but I refused the other kids in my first grade even told on me and the teacher said let me do it the way I wanted I married a left handed person who comes from a family of left handed and our right handed kids now have...
    Mmorris352003 Mmorris352003
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2015

    10% of the world is a lefty.

    Sigh, the righties don't know the struggle at all. The lack of left-handed school tables and the trouble of eating at the table, bumping your elbow into a righty, the hardship of reloaded a gun because they were designed for righties, and religious hatred against lefties. You...
    yourpetmuzzie yourpetmuzzie
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 16, 2015

    It's actually pretty funny in my family

    because me and my mom look a lot alike, we were both born blonde, she still is but I'm not, we're both left handed and we're both on the shorter side. While my dad and sister both have really curly dark brown hair, tall, and right handed.
    MacKenzieRaae MacKenzieRaae
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 10

    I feel like most days I'd

    rather die than try to cut something stubborn like yarn, felt or straws with classroom scissors. Being a leftie preschool teacher isn't easy. It seems like I'm joking right now but seriously. The struggle is real.
    GlitterJules GlitterJules
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2015
    blockme blockme
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jul 11, 2015
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