– Things Lefties Are maybe Not So Good At!
There are some things that we find more difficult because of our
brain wiring and others that are more practical issues.
|Telephone boxes – receiver and coin slot on right||TV & Hi Fi controls|
|Record Player Arms||Writing|
|Scissors||Trousers with one back pocket|
|Trouser Zips||Polo (left-handed players not allowed!)|
|Hockey (left hand players not allowed in Field Hockey
– Ice hockey is OK and there have been some very
successful left-handed Ice Hockey players)
|Tying shoe laces/ties|
|Writing in binders/files||Cheque book stubs|
|Pens on chains in Banks||Cash dispensing machines|
|Ticker barriers on underground
(ticket has to be put in with right hand)
|Computer number. keypads (on right)||Dining in restaurants (bump elbows with R/H diners)|
Club member Michael is a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician and tells us he has problems with right-handed equipment…
“My manual sphyg (blood-pressure cuff) can only be inflated with your right hand. (There are ambidextrous ones, but they are more expensive.) And I had problems learning to fit a cervical (neck) collar, until I discovered that they can only be pushed across with the right hand, not pulled with the left. Obviously, it would be completely impractical to equip hospitals and ambulances with both left and right handed equipment, but I can dream”
It is traditional and socially acceptable in most countries for a handshake to be made with the right hand. If a lefty tries to use the more natural left hand this causes confusion and makes people uncomfortable
We understand that a left-handed handshake is used as a recognition device by some secret societies and has “sinister”
connotations (we can't win can we?).
If anyone knows more about this or has any thoughts, please add a comment below.