San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2014
On International Left-handers' Day, August 13, Lefty's the Left Hand Store will hold contests and gives away prizes to celebrate the world's largest silent minority. Lefties seldom complain. Though they struggle in countless ways to survive in a right-handed world, they learned at a young age to be stoical about it. August 13 is their day, a day to acknowledge and rejoice in their differences from right-handers.
Left-handers comprise around 11% of the world's population. In the 21st century, Western cultures no longer burn them at the stakes or even try to "change" young lefties. They are no longer considered evil. Left-handed dominance in certain sports has made it obvious that they are not "clumsy", as they used to be called. The fact that our current president, and 5 out of the last 7 US Presidents, are left-handers confirms that they are the opposite of stupid or inept, as they used to be thought. In the worlds of business, entertainment, and the arts, lefties routinely outpace their right-handed competition.
The world is designed to make it hard for lefties. Desks in schools have the writing surface on the right side, scissors just bend the paper when used in the left hand, and spiral notebooks are designed to gouge into the arms when lefties write in them. Trials and tribulations are second nature to left-handers, possibly one secret of their frequent success.
Most left-handers "adapt" to right-handed tools and environments. They teach their minds and hands to literally work in a mirror. For a right-hander, this is like learning to write upside down. It can be done, but its not easy or nearly as fluent as learning to write right-side up. The brain has to take an extra step, and the learning process takes far longer.
August 13 is the one day each year when this silent minority can come out and be proud. Lefties and their friends play games in which right-handers have to spend an hour or two as a left-handers, and the right-handers are inept and clumsy.
Lefty's the Left Hand Store celebrates this day with contests and prizes. Lefty's is holding a Facebook contest for the best stories about the things left-handers endure, and the winner will receive a $400 prize. In Lefty's San Francisco retail store, the staff will hold contests and give away prizes. The first 100 lefties to come to the store will receive free Left-Handers Day T Shirts. The web site, thelefthandstore.com, will offer a nice surprise just for August 13.
Lefty's the Left Hand Store has the world's leading selection of left-handed tools and gifts. Visit the retail stores in Pier 39, San Francisco, or in Florida at Downtown Disney in Walt Disney World Resorts or at Old Town Kissimmee. On August 13, the nearly invisible and silent minority will stand up and cheer.