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......................... Oregon 14226 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" ya, you kind of have to adapt to stuff like that."


I think adapting is just a part of life for a lefty.



I too, can openers, measuring cups, scissors, all I use left handed and don't really bother me at all.



One I wasn't able to change was crocheting, and knitting, I crochet left handed(always made my grandma and mom frustrated because they couldn't see what I was doing), and knitting I learned right handed.



You just learn to adapt.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" They tied my grandfather's hand to his desk so that he was forced to use his right hand."


I believe the did this to my uncle as well. He was forced to use his right hand.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
15th Feb '13

It's funny how you get used to things.



One it didn't mention it the mouse. You can move it to the other side and set it up differently (if it isn't a curved one) but most people share computers so that isn't really reasonable to do all the time. Now I can't use a mouse with my left hand. Only my write, haha

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
15th Feb '13

Cylus is looking to be a lefty! It makes me sad to think of these things that he will have to deal with butttttt I'm going to order from here +
http://www.anythinglefthanded.co.uk/acatalog/


if I remember right we have one in the area too.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:" I think adapting is just a part of life for a lefty. I too, can openers, measuring cups, scissors, ... [snip!] ... and mom frustrated because they couldn't see what I was doing), and knitting I learned right handed. You just learn to adapt. "


I recall a few years ago when I tried to learn to play the guitar. It did not go well, haha.

Summer+[two] 2 kids; Louisiana 727 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" In 3-5 they FORCED me to write with my right hand. They said the world wasn't made for left handed people, ... [snip!] ... handed people, which it's not. I can equally use and write with both hands now, but one is always more dominant than the other."


They tried doing that to me, but my mom wouldn't let them.
I do most things with my right hand, but I write and eat with my left.



& some of these are very true lol

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting she nan igans:" It's funny how you get used to things. One it didn't mention it the mouse. You can move it to the other ... [snip!] ... computers so that isn't really reasonable to do all the time. Now I can't use a mouse with my left hand. Only my write, haha"


Oh my goodness how did we forget the mouse?



In grade school the teachers would move the mouse to the other side of the computer. For some reason I thought this was completely normal(I mean it was like 1990 when computers were first really entering schools and such), we didn't get a computer until much later on in life(like I was 10 or 12 or something like that) and by then you were so used to using them with the mouse on the right hand side anyways in school!



It's funny how we're all using it now and only you thought of it.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting she nan igans:" I recall a few years ago when I tried to learn to play the guitar. It did not go well, haha."


I couldn't either, don't worry.



Or how about the flute? I played the flute, it goes to the RIGHT, I had to learn that too.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:" Oh my goodness how did we forget the mouse? In grade school the teachers would move the mouse to the ... [snip!] ... with the mouse on the right hand side anyways in school! It's funny how we're all using it now and only you thought of it."


It was something I didn't notice until I got a tablet thing (with the pen, for drawing, yeah). I couldn't seem to make it work because it was this odd mixture of using a mouse and using a pen, which I do with two different hands. haha. On the plus side, I can use both a mouse and write stuff at the same time, since they use different hadns.

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting she nan igans:" I recall a few years ago when I tried to learn to play the guitar. It did not go well, haha."


They make lefty guitars :) My brother has one because he wanted to change itup. lol

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting P3RvYmCp3rv:" They make lefty guitars :) My brother has one because he wanted to change itup. lol "


They do. You can also restring I guess. However, I am not musical so I gave up before trying any of that. It was annoying not to be able to just pick up any guitar and learn though.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting she nan igans:" They do. You can also restring I guess. However, I am not musical so I gave up before trying any of that. It was annoying not to be able to just pick up any guitar and learn though."



That's me too. They gave me a left guitar for lessons and it was just like WTF? I didn't get it. And you can't just pick up any guitar, so I couldn't practice I could only use the one at lessons. Not worth it.

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting she nan igans:" They do. You can also restring I guess. However, I am not musical so I gave up before trying any of that. It was annoying not to be able to just pick up any guitar and learn though."

True. I do everything left handed except write (unless I don't feel like using my right hand) and eat, yet I feed my kids with my left hand. Yay for having broken my right arm so many times?

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" 18 Worst things for left handed people. Do you agree?? lol 1. Spiral Notebooks ... [snip!] ... 17. THIS THE WORST 18. For which someone invented THESE "



1, 2, 6, 7, & 17. EVERY DAMN TIME.
I write & eat with my left.. but I've learned to adapt to most things with my right.

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13908 posts
15th Feb '13

Lmao yes the mouse! Ya you can switch it over but they are always formed to fit in a right handed palm :x



I always tend to walk in the left side of a door, where people are usually exiting, because I naturally grab the door with my left hand to open it haha



And cars, ya, the ignition is always on the right. Gear shifts, the right.



Cameras, button is on the right.



I'm sure there's way more we've adapted to haha