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Are you left handed?

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We all know people who are left handed and the things right handed people take for granted, like your computer mouse or scissors, can be more difficult for left handed people to use. So Left Handers Day encourages everyone who's left handed to get their own back!

We have read about the person who once had a great mug that was only to be used in a left handed way. If a right handed person used it they would encounter a misfortune. If the mug was held in the right hand there was a small hole near the top and any liquids would come spilling out onto the unfortunate right handed user.

Nevertheless, lefties can have a difficult time in this right handed world. For example, they often get a sore red mark at the base of the thumb when using right handed scissors!

And, when at school they would always have ink all over their hands at the end of the day — because as they were writing they would also drag ink across the page.

Whenever left handed friends visit and help to lay the table often everything faces to the left rather then the right — the kettle handle, spoon handles and kitchen utensils in the cutlery drawer and on the table itself.

There are lots of famous left handed celebrities, for example, Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Angelina Jolie, President Obama, Prince William and Sir Paul McCartney. In fact, Sir Paul McCartney found it really difficult to learn to play the guitar in a right handed way. So he reversed the order of the strings and the rest is history as they say!

Left Handers Day aims to promote awareness of the difficulties left handed people can face. And at the Left Handers Day website you can download posters to mark your left handed zone.
Don't feel left out.

Are you tired of trying to use gadgets and tools made for right handed people at home or in the office? Then vent your frustration on, August 13th!

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