Leftie

Friday 22nd January 2016

 

Nothing is designed for left-handed people

In five minutes I found these things in our house which are hard for southpaws to use:

This made me try a bunch of different things with my left hand. I already eat with my cutlery the left-handed way, thanks to liberal parents who let me decide which way round I wanted to hold the knife and fork as a child, without telling me that people would look askance at me in restaurants for the rest of my life.

Some things I found especially difficult were using a mouse, writing and greeting the old chap.

 

Writing my with left hand

I wrote a full side of A4 (in an upside down spiral-bound notebook, there's another one!) each day with my left hand, and after a couple of weeks there was a real improvement. Here's my progress.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 7

 

Day 14

 

 

Both hands at once

There are some interesting Youtube videos of people writing with both hands at the same time (normal as well as mirrored), a woman who writes with her hands and feet at the same time and even a woman writing with both hands in different languages.

There's always someone more hardcore than you.

 

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So how did I do? The introduction at the top of the page was written with my left hand. Did you work it out?

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