Lefties unite! Being left-handed isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. As a lefty myself, I was left to wonder why I struggled using scissors to cute things nicely in school, I hated that my handwriting was full of smudges and smears, and that spiral bound notebooks made my arm hurt. Life isn’t easy when you’re left-handed. If you’re a lefty, you’ll understand…and if you’re not, you’ll finally know all about our problems. Here are 19 struggles of being a left-handed person.
1. Mugs are not made for you
Go ahead and hold those cute mugs with messages on the inside. You’ll never be able to read them because they’re upside down. Sigh…
2. Cutting with scissors is a pain
Unless you have left-handed scissors, you’ve surely encountered one of these torture devices. Not only are they unwieldy and uncomfortable, you’ll also find because your fingers don’t fit correctly, you’ll hardly be able to cut anything at all. This will leave your cute snowflakes, strips of paper and artwork looking like something hacked away at it.
3. Finding a left-handed desk was a blessing
It was so unfair that everyone else got an arm rest and you didn’t. Until you found of these rare things. You had no problem kicking a righty out of these desks so you could use it.
4. This was a nightmare come true
Just imagine having to take a written test on one of those desks– pure torture I tell you!!
5. The silver smear
This happened every single time you had to write with pencil. And most pens. Pretty much anytime you tried to write on a paper, you ended up with this lovely look on your hand.
6. You get all excited when you realize a celebrity is a lefty like you
It’s like we have more in common that just the hand we write with. Maybe I’m special like her too!
7. All those right-handed kids got in your way
There’s nothing worse than bumping elbows with the girl next to you while trying to take notes in class.
8. Trying catching a ball with the wrong-handed mitt
Either you had to find a left-handed mitt or you couldn’t play. Simple as that.
9. Even zippers are better for righties!
A left-handed person has to reach over the fold of fabric to try to zip up their pants! This is a conspiracy, I tell you.