How many are you in your right mind?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by cravenchx, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    Piedmont of NC
    Meaning of course.....left handed!
    I am, and am usually outnumbered.
    However, my DH, BF and her DH and boyfriend
    went out to eat, and my DH was the only righty in
    the group. First time that's ever happened to me.
    Also, what have been some of the most frustrating
    things to deal with being in "your right mind"?
  2. Nitrous

    Nitrous Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2011
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    If you all have DHs and BFs, I am hoping BF stands for best friend, not boyfriend. Or DH stands for something other than Dear Husband :)
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    I'm a lefty! :)
  4. Hanna8

    Hanna8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2012
    I'm a lefty too!
  5. Nitrous

    Nitrous Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2011
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Dad's a lefty. Otherwise, he acts normal though. :)
  6. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lefty here, with a lefty dad, FIL, and son who was born on my b-day.

    Use a right handed mouse on the left side, but scissors on the right hand, because they don't work otherwise.... [​IMG]
  7. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    Right-handed people seldom notice which hand I use, but other lefties often do. Occasionally, someone who has known me for years will be surprised to find out that I'm a lefty; maybe I'm not as "gauche" as I feel! For the most part, the ways I've adapted are automatic - things like sitting at the left corner of a table so that I don't lock elbows with a righty - so even my nearest and dearest forget that there is anything different about the way I do things.

    The thing I find most frustrating is the "ergonomic" way that some things get designed. Right-handed scissors with straight handles are a little trickier with the left hand, but the sculpted handles that are so comfortable for the right hand are downright painful for the left hand. A brand of dish soap had a bottle that was designed with a grip in the shape of the bottle - for the right hand (that bottle has since been redesigned). When I crochet something, I have to reverse the directions; not everything translates the same when you hold the hook in the other hand!
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    I'm a lefty but my right arm is my dominant arm. Go figure. But then I'm also dyslexic. I had trouble with 6 and 9 and b and d. So, that means when I'm sixty-nine I'll tell people I'm ninety-six. When I turn ninety-six I'll tell people I'm sixty-nine!

    I never had trouble with scissors as I always used my right hand for that, but I insisted on using my left hand to use eating utensils. I could pitch with my right and catch with my left or visa-versa, but my most notable achievement was the ability to play tennis with both arms equally well. I could slam a serve with right or left and smack a backhand straight to your face, or gently tap a lob with the left or right hand that left you flat on your face trying to reach.

    The most difficult part of being a lefty was I grew up in a time when being left-handed was considered the mark of the devil. I remember to this day a teacher smacking my face with a ruler when ever I picked up a pencil with my left hand. When I came come with a mark on my face, my mother investigated, and went on the war path. At 6 ft 1 inches tall and 160 lbs, my mother posed quite a picture with those Catholic nuns. After that I was allowed to use my left hand. But then I was never a dab girl.
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I'm a lefty too! I only write with my left hand, otherwise I do most other things with my right. I've got 2 sons that are left handed too. Not so many of us around, are there?
  10. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    Piedmont of NC
    OMGosh, Didn't even catch that!
    Let me explain....
    daughter, best friend, her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend!

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