I Am Left Handed

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    I am the only person in my family

    that is left handed. I guess I am just the lucky one of somthing like that.
    MichaelEyes2 MichaelEyes2
    16-17, M
    8 Responses Dec 10, 2015

    Us lefties stand out.

    And we know why.
    Shxxxooo Shxxxooo
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 12

    HAPPY INTERNATIONAL LEFT HANDED DAY - To my

    fellow super intelligent freakish left handers! To celebrate I suggest making everyone you know write left handedly today and if they don't.. Give them a taste of what your left hand can do *SLAP*
    princessgemmy princessgemmy
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    Those ever-elusive green handled scissors,

    ink-stained writing hand in grammar school with matching smeared papers, bumping whoever dared eat to my left, and of course the curse of quickly being forced to emergency eject my baseball glove after a catch- just to throw the ball, not to mention being a right brained mess...
    LightOfMyOwn LightOfMyOwn
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2015

    It is an odd story, but I am left handed

    as well as right handed. ambidextrous. I was raised in the back woods of KY, WVA in the hollers back up in the Appalachian mountains. Well there is a very different cultural there than what most Americans are accustomed to. My grandmother as well as most of the ppl who were...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    9 Responses Jul 30, 2015
    SethTheKid SethTheKid
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Jan 7

    I remember when I was in elementary school.

    .. Some kids teased me saying the left hand was the hand of the Devil. Ah ha ha ha! They would say I was a demon or damned. They would try to make me become a right handed, but hell, you've got to admit that a right handed has such a hard technique to hold the pencil in their...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive
    18-21, F
    22 Responses Aug 13, 2014

    I think being left handed is sooo cool!

    Especially the fact left handed is more rare than right handed! I'm the only one left handed in my family! How cool is that?
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    18 Responses Jun 26, 2014

    I am left handed and can't help it.

    I was and am still told that left handed people are the only ones in their right mind as a joke. I love being left handed because that is what makes me different.
    Gambler715 Gambler715
    51-55, M
    Dec 12, 2015

    Lefties rule! We're really rare

    but we rock. Sound off, lefties!
    inselovaas inselovaas
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Dec 26, 2014

    Lefties are often highly intelligent

    and creative. .. I am
    Myeyestellu Myeyestellu
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Feb 1

    My Grandmother used to say "we were all born

    left handed, until we committed our first sin, then we become right handed."
    Jcpr63 Jcpr63
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Jan 3
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    10 Responses Jan 1

    Actually, I do different things with different

    hands. For instance, in baseball I am completely right handed. Tennis, better with left hand. Basketball, dribble best with left hand but shot best right handed. I now write only with my left hand but alternated hands until 3rd grade. Shoot guns left handed. Football, can throw...
    Dowhackado Dowhackado
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    They say we're sneaky,

    evil, thought to be demons and all that good stuff (lol whatever). Hah they're just hating😊 SOUTHPAW!
    ftmii ftmii
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    When scissors won't work

    and you try a few and still they won't cut so you resort to flipping them upside down
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    9 Responses Aug 18, 2015

    Lefty. Lefty. I love it

    but I most likely hate it. I can't use a knife the right way, but I'm still learning. :) the struggles of being left handed, the desk, the scissors, and etc. but it's not like I can change it.
    VictoriaHall VictoriaHall
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 1

    *writes something down with a pen* Someone: I

    didn't know you are left handed Me: Well now you know Someone: But you eat with utensils like a right handed person Me: Yes. I can eat either way Someone: And you play guitar normally Me: Yes I do.. Someone: But.. but.. and... Me: Please get over it.
    jenna4xa jenna4xa
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 25, 2015

    Me : *draw draw draw* Person : Whoa,

    you're left handed? Me : -.-) you've known me for weeks Person : Yea, but you're left handed! I didn't know that! Wow! Me : YOU'VE KNOWN ME FOR WEEKS Person : ....
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Nov 25, 2015
    MisterRaymond MisterRaymond
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 13

    I am the only one I'm my family who's left

    handed. And it's cool being different ;)
    CSCE720 CSCE720
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Aug 3, 2014

    Why in 2015 is this such a big deal to people?

    ? I really don't get it..reach for a pen and it's like "WOW I didn't know you were left handed" "god I never know HOW you people WRITE like that" etc etc My standard response is "yep they luckily stopped throwing us into lakes to check for witch craft a few centuries back so HERE...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    22 Responses Feb 26, 2015

    I'm left handed and my fiancee is left handed

    so when our daughter started coloring we were excited that she uses her left hand but when my family noticed she is left handed their response was quickly "oh no hurry and quickly teach her to use her right hand u don't want her to be a lefty" and natural this upsets me and made...
    jroeske89 jroeske89
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 3

    I am left handed and I like it.

    I do always everything better left and I am the only lefty in my family. But I can also write with my right hand. It's not easy but hey it's possible and I have to be more concentrated. :p The best thing is when people (you've known for many years) ask you "Amira! woow! Are you...
    PalestineGurl PalestineGurl
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 6, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    I sometimes wish I was right handed,

    then I wouldn't have to worry about writing and getting ink smeared all over the paper or my hand wouldn't have ink on it from the smearing, but I well
    howlergirl18 howlergirl18
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 2
    Iamalostcause Iamalostcause
    22-25, M
    13 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    left handed sabers cost more

    than right handed ones. GRRRRR
    megakarp megakarp
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    very proud to be left handed.

    i seem to meet more males who are left handed than females. any lefty ladies out there?
    thisisjesso thisisjesso
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Feb 2

    Happy National Left Handers Day!

    I love being left handed, even though it dose come with its struggles. :)
    icecrem737 icecrem737
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    Things don't go right

    for me because I'm left handed.
    yasminesaleh00 yasminesaleh00
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 31

    Does everyone despise using pens

    or pencils and getting that mark on your hand. It's like a mark so people know who we lefties are.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Oct 24, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Nov 8, 2015

    I love being a lefty,

    the only problem I have is with binders. I always have to take the papers out unless I stick my hand in between the rings that hold the whole thing together, and I hate doing that.
    snowballcupcake snowballcupcake
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Feb 20
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 1

    Does any one eat with their left

    but drink with their right ? I'm ambidextrous but some things I do righty
    FtmTroy FtmTroy
    13-15, T
    2 Responses Jan 2

    "Wow!, how can you do that?

    !" "Do what?" "Write with your left hand!" It's not rocket science.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jun 13, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 2

    1.) Babies, when placed on their tummies,

    turn their head left if they are lefties, and right if they're righties 2.) Christianity, Judaism and Islam consider left handedness to be related to the devil somehow. Latin translation of the word 'left' is 'sinister'. Left handed in German means 'awkward'. In fact, the...
    yourpetmuzzie yourpetmuzzie
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 10, 2015

    I am the only left handed in my family.

    If you're Asian, doing things by left hand is kinda rude especially when eating. My family got no problem at all with me using my left hand including eating. But people around me is kinda annoying, some of them ever told me eating by left hand is dirty, holding a cup by left...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jan 1

    When you writing in your notebook

    and you Palm is just resting on the metal piece ._.
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Jan 2

    its so weird though when i can only do certain

    things comfortably with my right hand...sooo weird.
    evynray evynray
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 2

    how many lefties do you have in your immediate

    family? Other than myself....... just my dad, his sister, and my mother's aunt was lefty...
    likityspliff likityspliff
    41-45, F
    15 Responses Feb 7

    The world is set up for right handed people.

    .. We lefties have to learn to fit in, consequently, We are usually very good problem solvers... I once worked in an Engineering group of 33 people, 12 were left handed. I love being left handed!
    bison6446 bison6446
    61-65, M
    6 Responses Dec 1, 2014

    left handed people are said to be highly

    intelligent. Sounds accurate to me
    Robbie8891 Robbie8891
    26-30, M
    8 Responses Jan 17
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    9 Responses Sep 20, 2015

    The world is not made

    for us lefty's! Writing on a paper pad with an ink pen leads to disaster of the smudging kind and a dirty inky splodge on the outside of your palm leading from the pinky down to your wrist. Such a cruel world! Also back when you were at Primary school (or Elementary school to...
    tartanhero tartanhero
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Jun 28, 2014

    i hate people that tell me I'm wrong handed

    and that's why mostly all bed wetters are left handed which is b.s. and evil and worship the devil. serial killers and mentally retarded. what a bunch of nonsense I'm proud to be a lefty were the best.
    LORDBURNNER LORDBURNNER
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jan 7

    I am left handed and find writing hard

    but bit thick and slow Lerner
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 16

    The struggle is real.

    The whole language thing is against us lefties because whenever we write, whether we use a pencil or a pen, it gets all over the side of our hand. As lefties, we went through school with that stupid spiral in our spiral notebooks getting in our way. And don't even get me...
    anonandeveryone anonandeveryone
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Nov 25, 2014
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