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23 Things Only Left-Handed People Will Understand

For some people, the world is a difficult and challenging place. Those people are left-handed people.

Here are just a few things that every left-handed person will have to deal with:

1. Accidentally drinking from someone else’s glass at a dinner table.

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2. Feeling as though you’re unveiling an inconvenient abnormality when asking for a different pair of scissors.

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3. Going to shake someone’s hand, but holding out your left hand when they hold out their right.

Oh good. Not awkward at all.

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4. The feeling of relief when you get to write on the left side of a spiral notepad.

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5. … And having to take paper out of your ring binder before you can even attempt to start writing.

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6. Your reaction when you need to use one of these:

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cutleryandcatering.co.uk

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7. And more importantly, your bottle opening issue.

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8. Being able to use a mouse and write/eat/anything else at the same time.

One of the few perks. Embrace it.

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9. Having to drastically manoeuvre your writing position in lectures because the room is full of these:

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10. Trying to react appropriately when being told you’ll die nine years earlier than right-handed people.

Please, continue telling me about such solid facts and extensive research.

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11. When someone sees you writing with your left hand, then asks if you’re left-handed.

No, I just prefer to do things that cause me discomfort.

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12. Right-handed friends acting like you’ve kept classified information from them when they discover you’re left-handed.

“Why didn’t you ever tell me?!” Was I supposed to?

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13. Only pretending to be right-handed when playing beer pong and shooting with your ‘opposite hand’.

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14. The majority of digital camera controls being on the right.

Not difficult, but still further proof that the world wasn’t made to accommodate us.

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15. Panicking that you’re locked in a room, then realising you’re just pushing the wrong side of the door.

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16. Arm wrestling challenges are just impossible.

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17. Trying to sign something at the bank when these are always on the right:

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18. Constantly having an elbow battle with people sat next to you.

Whether it be in a lesson or at a dinner table, every time.

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19. Attempting to live up to the myth that left-handed people are more creative.

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20. And immediately giving up on being arty and creative, because using pencils leads to this:

21. To the rest of the world, there is no lefty and righty. Just lefty and ‘normal’.

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22. When you’re asked to sign a birthday card and this happens:

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23. And having the joke be completely lost on you.

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Oh well, at least we’re unique, right?