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Jan 11, 2014 00:04:45   #
olithia
 
I am a leftie. I knit right handed and I crochet left handed .

http://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/the-18-worst-things-for-left-handed-people

After reading this:

Is that something else, designed for right-handed, bothers you in your daily tasks?

For me, I would reverse the sewing machine.
 
Jan 11, 2014 00:10:31   #
gagirl197202
 
Lol. The list is funny but very true. I have always complained about the measuring cup and everyone thought I was nuts. I am a lefty but I also knit right handed. It was easier to learn that way.
Jan 11, 2014 00:17:52   #
susanmos2000
 
gagirl197202 wrote:
Lol. The list is funny but very true. I have always complained about the measuring cup and everyone thought I was nuts. I am a lefty but I also knit right handed. It was easier to learn that way.


Same--I learned from a book, and it seemed too complicated to trace the diagrams on onion skin paper and turn them over, as the author suggested.

My biggest problem with being a lefty is getting ink and pencil graphite all over the side of my hand. I choose my pens very carefully--the gel type are a big no-no--but still it's a nuisance.
Jan 11, 2014 00:31:37   #
Yarngrandma
 
I can relate!!! Very good list, I never thought to compile such a list, we lefties just try to cope.
Jan 11, 2014 00:55:54   #
Roses and cats (a regular here)
 
Could not agree more...lol.
Jan 11, 2014 01:06:22   #
galaxycraft
 
I am not a leftie, but I have several family members who are and quite a few friends as well.

My Comments about the list.
1) Spiral Notebooks. - Used them starting from the back and just one side of the paper.
2) 3-Ring Binder - Took out paper, wrote on it, put back paper back in binder.
3&4) N/A - (Scissors were held at an angle)
5) Ballpoint Pens - Bic Brand was the best - Had/has a larger tip ball.
6) Ink on the side of the hand - It happens to us righties as well (When adding additional notes to what has been written prior). :-)
But, my family members would hold their hand "above" the write line.
Happens to us righties as well when doing crosswords.
7) Bonking elbows - Sit farther apart, or change seats.
8) N/A
9) Driver’s cup holder is for the right hand. - Wrong - It is positioned in the console which is to the right of the American driver.
It would be in the right position for a left-handed European driver.
In American cars, would not be safe in any other location.
10) Number pad is on the right-hand side of keyboard. - Can use the number keys in the top row. :-)
11) Dye sooner ----awww don't believe that one. I know some who had lived a LONG life.
Maybe it is because they had changed position of that dang cup holder away from the console. :-o
12) Student Desks - True they were a problem. But some schools are getting the type with a flip top complete (3/4) surface.
13) Measuring cups show you the stupid metric side. -
Set the cup on the counter, Turn it around to see the measurements, pour what is needed, turn cup around, grasp with the left hand. TAH-DAH! :D
14) Hand Held Can Open - True - What can I say. Argh!
15) Game Controller - They do sell for lefties (you have to order them).
16) Cord on the credit card machine pen is never long enough. - Maybe the old ones, but not any more - at least where I see them.
17) This - (What is it anyways graphite?) Wash your surfaces or refer back to # 6. Or wait till you get our of grade school and start using a pen.
18) Cloth guard - Yah right. :roll: But just me.


Okay, so after all of that -- What was the question? :lol:
 
Jan 11, 2014 01:08:40   #
Charlotte80 (a regular here)
 
Another problem is when a person starts out as a leftie and is forced to use the right hand, happened to me and causes confusion at times. Two of my children are lefties and I left them alone.
Jan 11, 2014 01:23:42   #
Yarngrandma
 
What you say is pretty much true, however that is how we cope. The worst of all these things imho are notebooks spiral and ring binder, they make things difficult for students, and for me too when I try to keep knitting notes. If you take the paper out, you take a chance on losing it.
We lefties are a pretty tough crowd, we have learned to adapt to a world of righties : )
galaxycraft wrote:
I am not a leftie, but I have several family members who are and quite a few friends as well.

My Comments about the list.
1) Spiral Notebooks. - Used them starting from the back and just one side of the paper.
2) 3-Ring Binder - Took out paper, wrote on it, put back paper back in binder.
3&4) N/A
5) Ballpoint Pens - Bic Brand was the best - Had/has a larger tip ball.
6) Ink on the side of the hand - It happens to us righties as well (When adding additional notes to what has been written prior). :-)
But, my family members would hold their hand "above" the write line.
7) Bonking elbows - Sit farther apart, or change seats.
8) N/A
9) Driver’s cup holder is for the right hand. - Wrong - It is positioned in the console which is to the right of the American driver.
It would be in the right position for a left-handed European driver.
In American cars, would not be safe in any other location.
10) Number pad is on the right-hand side of keyboard. - Can use the number keys in the top row. :-)
11) Dye sooner ----awww don't believe that one. I know some who had lived a LONG life.
Maybe it is because they had changed position of that dang cup holder. :-o
12) Student Desks - True they were a problem. But some schools are getting the type with a flip top complete (3/4) surface.
13) Measuring cups show you the stupid metric side. -
Set the cup on the counter, Turn it around to see the measurements, pour what is needed, turn cup around, grasp with the left hand. TAH-DAH! :D
14) Hand Held Can Open - True - What can I say. Argh!
15) Game Controller - They do sell for lefties (you have to order them).
16) Cord on the credit card machine pen is never long enough. - Maybe the old ones, but not any more - at least where I see them.
17) This - (What is it anyways graphite?) Wash your surfaces or refer back to # 6. Or wait till you get our of grade school and start using a pen.
18) Cloth guard - Yah right. :roll: But just me.


Okay, so after all of that -- What was the question? :lol:
I am not a leftie, but I have several family membe... (show quote)
Jan 11, 2014 01:25:47   #
ELareau
 
the "wonderful" nuns who taught me in grade school tried to change me from a leftie to a rightie so I am now somewhat ambidextrous. I do some things well with either hand, I do some things very poorly with either hand.

Always hated the right-handed desks in school. And I still get miffed when I have to shop for scissors.
Jan 11, 2014 01:33:54   #
galaxycraft
 
Yarngrandma wrote:
What you say is pretty much true, however that is how we cope. The worst of all these things imho are notebooks spiral and ring binder, they make things difficult for students, and for me too when I try to keep knitting notes. If you take the paper out, you take a chance on losing it.
We lefties are a pretty tough crowd, we have learned to adapt to a world of righties : )

I agree with your position in things.
Us righties have the same problems with notebooks and binders - at least I do.
And some of the problems in the list we also suffer to some degree.
The markers on a measuring cup -
With handle at the left - Metric measurements facing you.
With handle at the right - Standard (American) measurements facing you.
So now we have cultural/regional conflicts. :wink: Where and how are the markings to be placed?

But you do have to admit, manufactures/inventors are starting to realize the need for universal usage of products.
I don't remember where I had seen it or who manufactures it, but there is a left handed hand held can opener now.

Again, I do understand your positions as I know many in your shoes.
Jan 11, 2014 05:15:22   #
inishowen (a regular here)
 
I am left handed but apart from writing, everything else is done right handed. I think I adapted as a child because EVERYTHING
 
Jan 11, 2014 05:18:13   #
inishowen (a regular here)
 
sorry didn't finish my post! everything is made for right handed people. My dad was forced to use his right hand to write, and believed that's why his handwriting was so bad. Spirel notebooks at school were a nightmare for me. Also we used inky fountain pens, and I had to blot each word as I wrote to avoid the smudging. Even then, it still smudged.
Jan 11, 2014 07:16:08   #
Brianna9301
 
I am a rightie, but I could see how these things could get really annoying lol
Jan 11, 2014 10:18:06   #
frannie di
 
I'm a lefty and had a very smart teacher when I started school. Taught me to turn my paper so that the top was slanted right and bottom left the opposite that a right handed person does. No bending my wrist like a contorsionist (spelling) no ink on hand and hand writing neat. Knit, crochet right handed and sew with no problems. yes the measuring cup is a problem.
Jan 11, 2014 10:20:37   #
olithia
 
I remember the old iron had the electric cord on the right side; that was awkward for lefties....
Now it is in the center.


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