I 'm Left-handed

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    Yep I'm A Lefty!

    and until my nephew was born in 2003 I was the only one in our family. So having a family of right handed people teaching how to do things I learned how to do something right handed. There is no real rhyme or reason to what I can do with what hand though. Writing - left eating...
    nevadagurl nevadagurl
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Sep 23, 2013

    Does anybody else's hand get dirty

    after writing an essay with pencil?
    AnaSofiaa AnaSofiaa
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Nov 4, 2014

    I'm left handed. I even play golf left handed

    too. I don't use my right hand except to type letters on the keyboard.
    balloonboy34 balloonboy34
    31-35, M
    Jul 29, 2015

    Born a lefty. Most people around me are rightys.

    I feel so special that God has made me who I am. Most of the time you can tell if someone is left or right handed by what foot the person pulls out first before the other. Most people start to walk with the corresponding main hand.
    SonoftheDark SonoftheDark
    22-25, M
    Jun 15, 2015

    Scissors, the worst thing ever invented.

    Wrapping paper, some kind of sick joke on those unable to cut straight. Cricket, I bat right handed, I think because of where the lamp post was when I was a kid.
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Apr 23, 2014

    Whoo! To being left handed.

    I have a hate-love relationship with my left handed-ness. I'm a bit of a trouble-maker amongst my friends when we were in class. I would purposely shift my elbow so I messed up my right handed friends writing. But I hated being called out to come and write on the white board...
    PearlyyJayy PearlyyJayy
    18-21, F
    Dec 27, 2015

    Smearing ink or lead all over my hand

    when I write is the worst thing ever.
    lexiUSMC lexiUSMC
    18-21, F
    Jul 28, 2015

    I use my left hand to write

    and draw, but I do everything else right-handed. I don't get along with the left-hand scissors, and I never learned how to knit or crochet left-handed. In the early 80's they still tried to teach left-handed kids to use their right hand to hold the pen, but obviously it didn't...
    adamiriam adamiriam
    36-40, F
    Jan 15, 2015

    As such, many items are a little inconvenient

    for me. It was also always a little harder for people to teach me certain skills. And the stupid pencil and ink marks all over the side of my hand as I drag it across everything I write.
    Marbo12 Marbo12
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

    I'm always have problem using scissors

    or other stuff because I'm left-handed.
    behnam11 behnam11
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Sep 20, 2014

    Have been all my life!

    Always smearing my writing dragging my hand lol
    funguy4you funguy4you
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Apr 16, 2015

    I love being left handed .

    Im sorta proud of it cause its what set me apart a little.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 1, 2014

    Woo! Proud to be left handed.

    If I was a dude, that would have sounded wrong ;)
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 23, 2015

    Left-handers are wired into the artistic half

    of the brain, which makes them imaginative, creative, surprising, ambiguous, exasperating, stubborn, emotional, witty, obsessive, infuriating, delightful, original, but never, never, dull.Did you know the right half of the brain controls the left half of the body. This means...
    smorrigan68 smorrigan68
    46-50, M
    Jan 3, 2014

    I'm the only lefty out of my siblings

    and me and my uncle are the only lefties left in the family. We r rare and we r awesome
    footballgal56 footballgal56
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Nov 22, 2015
    silverxrose silverxrose
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2015

    I write as lefty but on PC I use mouse like a

    rightie... its very efficient. Also golf as a rightie because my Dad read that was better... and play guitar as a rightie.
    SenorDinosaur SenorDinosaur
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2015

    I'm left-handed and I believe it's actually

    awful. We live in a world full of right-handed tools! It's absolutely atrocious! But no one gives a ****, so yeah, that's great.
    ThomasDillon1234 ThomasDillon1234
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Jun 19, 2015

    I find myself very creative at things,

    arts, music, and etc c: I don't really have to worry much about guns though. I'm thinking of developing a face mask that would protect the shells that fly out of the ejection port from burning my face.
    iiTetraLoh iiTetraLoh
    18-21, F
    Jan 23, 2016

    My left hand hurts 😂💁.

    .... How do you right handed people write ??
    Javier09 Javier09
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 26, 2015

    I'M A Left Handed Weirdo.....

    I was lucky enough to have a left handed kindergarten teacher who helped me a lot , I grew up in a place that believed that being left handed was very bad and wrong for your child , my grandmother tried to change me to help me out , but I was born stubborn. I was allowed to...
    cajunlady337 cajunlady337
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2013

    4/5 people in the world are right handed,

    so being a lefty is very special indeed :-)
    imasweetheart imasweetheart
    16-17, F
    6 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    Lefties may use their heads slightly

    differently from righties, the research suggests. For example, one Australian study found left-handed people access both hemispheres of their brain more readily than right-handed people, who tend to be left hemisphere-dominant.However the struggle is real!
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2014

    I'm trying very hard to be left handed,

    it's lefties are really cool!
    zorba04 zorba04
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jul 2, 2014

    My parents say when I was a baby I would pick

    things up with my left hand. Mom and dad would take it away from me and put it into my right hand. I proceeded to drop the item and pick it back up with my left hand. They said after a few times of doing that, they said they figured out I was probably left-handed and Let It Be...
    ts92 ts92
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 10, 2015

    I'm a lefty and i can barely write.

    it hurts too badly and my writing is illegible. thank God for technology!
    Luckycharm2014 Luckycharm2014
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Sep 21, 2014

    I hate when people see you writing

    or signing something and ask if you're left handed...you're kidding me right!?
    ltwh13 ltwh13
    26-30, F
    6 Responses May 19, 2014

    The Discrimination Against Left-Handed People Is More Widespread Than Any Other.

    When I was in college, I went to a computer lab to do some work. I sat down at a computer and changed the settings for the mouse so that I could use it with my left hand. The lab monitor saw this and she immediately told me I cold not do that. I told her I was left handed and...
    Porphyro1 Porphyro1
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Nov 25, 2013

    Oh dear: More than 2500 left handed people are

    killed each year due to using right handed products. That bodes well for all us lefties, huh?
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 14, 2014

    Yup, left handed here,

    although I bat and play golf right handed..... hmmm, perhaps a tad confused?
    csouls csouls
    36-40, M
    2 Responses May 7, 2015
    fitzpizzle fitzpizzle
    46-50, M
    Aug 25, 2015

    Biology Class Cluelessness

    We were partnered up. Then, we were given a list of different items to use in experiments. Most, were on the counter, in the front of the classroom. We easily, did the first six quickly. The directions, for the seventh one, was to use a 'left thumb nail'. My partner, went upfront...
    Shybutopen Shybutopen
    51-55, M
    Nov 3, 2013

    My hand hurts with spiral note books to the

    point where I rip the page out out it in a folder and turn it in like that #LeftyPerks
    Javier09 Javier09
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Mar 4, 2015

    Me Lefty.

    I am guessing I got it from my dad, who is a lefty too. As is my half-brother. I love being a lefty. People always say your writing hand is your strongest hand, but, not in my case. My whole left arm as well as my hand is pathetically weak. I can't pour a drink with my left hand...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2013

    I hate sitting to the right of a right handed

    person when eating. I always end up bumping elbows -_-
    matteo95 matteo95
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2014

    I write with both hands,

    but why should anyone care? seriously?
    Ennah Ennah
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Aug 4, 2014

    10 Percent

    Only 10 percent of people in the world are left handed. I am currently in nursing school, and I have a few older women and men in my class who would say back when they were younger teachers and parents of left handed children would force them to write with their right hand...
    mimsyy mimsyy
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2013

    August 13th is International Left Handers Day.

    Suck it righty! It's all about us once a year.
    Lefty39 Lefty39
    36-40, M
    6 Responses Aug 12, 2014
    Riffster Riffster
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 17, 2014

    I love being a south paw,

    leftie .. Its a quality of the "eccentric elite .We are the most brilliant , our thought process is locked on tight . Our perspectives come from a different side , we live in a world that doesn't support our view of the world , yet we still rock it ! But that's what lefties do...
    Blackmediagoddess Blackmediagoddess
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2016

    It makes me angry when people think

    that left-handed people are some sorta of demons. I think there's something special about left-handed people.
    Gmosley27 Gmosley27
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Jan 2, 2014

    Left handed people can only see what they're

    writing next while right handed people can only see what they've already written. I'm always looking forward not backward :D
    Adventurelegs Adventurelegs
    16-17, F
    May 14, 2015

    Apparently left handed people tend to be more

    artistic and of higher average intelligence than right handers. There's probably a killer punchline to that too but hey.... can't have everything right?
    Riffster Riffster
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Aug 17, 2014

    I'm a lefty and proude!

    I can do lots of things right handed too, bud mostly with my left.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    Yep, I'm left handed.

    Did you know only 11% of the earths population is Left handed. So it's kinda cool to be a part of that 11%
    SonoftheDark SonoftheDark
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    Yep, I am, and proud of it.

    .. us southpaws gotta stick together. LOL :) I eat with my left hand, brush my teeth with my left hand... buttttttt... I fingerspell with my right hand... is that odd? :)
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 29, 2014

    But I play guitar, bowl

    and golf right handed
    Jawzenator Jawzenator
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2014
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