Lefties Tell It Like it is: In Anticipation of International Left-Handers' Day August 13, Lefties of All Ages Share their Stories on The Left Hand Store's Facebook Page

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Lefties tell it like it is! In anticipation of International Left-Handers' Day on August 13, lefties of all ages share their stories on The Left Hand Store's Facebook Page.

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Lefties tell it like it is! In anticipation of International Left-Handers' Day on August 13. Lefties of all ages share their stories on The Left Hand Store's Facebook Page.

Lefty's the Left Hand Store offered its fans one of its' best-selling Left-Handed Super Power T Shirts for posting their illustrated stories on the store's Facebook Page. The response was an outpouring of stories describing both well known and surprisingly unknown difficulties facing left-handers as they deal with a world designed for right handers.

Documented in drawings, photos and videos, these stories from children, teens, and adults of many ages and occupations, poured in from all over the United States. Many sent in funny drawings and photos describing difficulties shared by almost all lefties, like using right-handed scissors and smudging the paper when writing or drawing.

Other stories revealed layers of difficulties. Not one but two kids described how miniature golf courses are designed for right-handers. A woman taking a self-defense class showed how the teacher was flumoxxed when she had to mirror the basic techniques. Tools of all types, from phones to power tools, are designed for right handers, as are the instructions for assembling products at home. Even nerf guns are designed for righties, with the magazine loading chamber on the right!

Some lefties shared their solutions as well. One taught herself mirror writing (from right to left) so that she wouldn't smudge what she wrote, a technique popularized by Leonardo da Vinci, who used it as a sort of code. Many lefties can read mirror writing, but right handers can't do it at all.

Lefties tend to be creative, and the postings in response to this contest certainly prove it.

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