Hey we lefties have to stick together so all you southpaws out there--chime in:
Back in the day when water was free and before cable tv (heck, color tv) pre-little leaguers didn't already have Nike Air Diamond or Wilson 3000 gloves, if gloves at all. This meant we used the fielders' glove when we finished hitting - of course, no one but yours truly was left handed, so I had to mangle the righthanders glove onto my little paw which made me feel, to use another old fart reference, like Aquaman.
The good news, by learning how to do most things right handed, hit (switch, actually), box, cut paper, etc, I realized it could actually become a benefit (although I could never write with both hands at the same time like my chemistry teacher - amazing!).
Life has been grand, except for when I'm in a booth at Outback next to a starting right handed offensive tackle.
I don't ever recall encountering any discriminatory actions (or devices!) against being a lefty, although I'm sure they exist. (Also, I've never been to an Islamic nation!) As a matter of fact however, the term left or left-handed is discriminatory in it's original meaning. In addition to NOT being sinister, we are NOT clumsy, awkward, broken, crippled, or defective as a result of being left-handed! I will say that I cannot cut hair like the pros, who if you notice keep the comb and the sheers in the same hand, as well as use the same hand to cut and comb. I am a fumbling mess there. When dining, I must sit at the end of the table so that no one is sitting to my left, or else there will be copious bumping of elbows.
I do many things with my right hand, including cutting with scissors, archery, hunting/shooting, hit and bat...hmmm when I putt, I swing to the left. What does that make me as far as golfing goes? I am left-handed at writing and all manner of small tools, appliances and instruments, as well as scrubbing, sewing, and humor -- oh wait, nevermind! Walking stick? Left hand. Umbrella? Left hand. The purse goes over the left shoulder. Babies in my left arm, which is why the left elbow and shoulder now give me a hint of trouble. Since I am skilled with either my left hand OR my right hand, I am not truly ambidextrous, except perhaps with stringed instruments, in which case, both ways feel comfortable. Wow, remember baton twirlers? I am ambidextrous at that too (now there's a useful skill!)
The fork and the writing utensil were always placed on my right, and I always picked them up and put them in my left hand, or so I am told, until my mother finally conceded my fate.
My life has been far from "normal," and I wouldn't change that for the world!
Vive la Gauche!
Ahh, so des ne...for the purposes of the study, you fall into the right-handed scenario, which is good for right handers, as you brought their average up!!
Here's a question:
Are most right handers right handed at most things, and likewise, are most left handers left handed at most things?
Perhaps we are conundrums.
Steppingstones: This has nothing to do with being left handed unless you want to call this a left handed compliment on your book. An excellent read.
I am sure some of it was all the positive energy from the Marriott you stayed in while writing.( Had to get a Marriott reference in there.)
Any way congratulations on an excellent book.
Wow, this topic really took off - went to dinner and a show and there were 25 + e-mails in the box. My question (which is available to Platinums who were former planets) was in regards to the author's spy thriller Stepping Stones. The answer is apparently only for Plutoniums or readers of the yet written sequel. Oh well.
While I am a former planet, I am - alas - not Platinum. But I did find a thread on this site from last year that delineates the requirements for becoming lifetime elite members. Did you know that not only does MR have a lifetime platinum status, but also a lifetime gold and silver status? Well, I did not know that, and I think it's terrific, because now I can aspire (and probably attain) lifetime gold status, which I'm pretty certain I can achieve! And I would be thrilled with that!
And I am going to get my hands on SS's book!
I had heard something like that before, but it did not really make sense to me to have "Lifetime Silver" when you can get silver annually by simply having the Marriott Visa. I wonder what the benefit is. I would assume you can get to Gold, if you have nights, even being lifetime silver. This is very intriguing. Where did you find this info Ms. Pluto, if I may ask?
You should be able to find that information at the attached link:
Here is even a more current link:
I got my Lifetime Platinum credientials out of no where almost 10 years ago in the mail one day. It was totally unexpected. When I called to inquire, I was told that I actually became a Marriott member many years ago, and according to the representative, was actually the FIRST month that the rewards program was offered. My card number starts "0001.....". I was wondering about all of this! Strange/interesting!
This is the thread that I gleaned my knowledge from:
I am also a big HK fan. My favorite is SIGSAUER. Swiss designed, German manufactured. They really got it together on that one. I even have a handcrafted Sig P210. Big bucks, all Swiis designed and made, but the price of it, plus tariff throws it into the big $$$ category. One of my prides and joys though.
My husband is left handed, so I asked him this question. He said he just always adapted to whatever the situation was. I sure would like to know what his IQ is...he knows so much about so many different things (he calls it useless information), that I bet he falls in the 140+ range. As an educational diagnostician who routinely administered IQ tests to children (both gifted and disabled), I always resisted the urge to test him!
I write right handed, but iron left handed and putted and batted left hand when I was young. As a teacher, one of the hardest thing I ever tried to do was teach children how to write left handed. Thank goodness, my assistant who was left handed, was able to take over that responsibility.