Being left handed is awesome, let’s just agree on that. Why? Well, for starters, because a rightie can’t utilize both hands but thanks to society building things in such a way, a left handed person can use both their hands with equal grace. About 1 in 5 people are born awesome in this world. This means than 1 in 5 have genes that decided that being right handed is way too mainstream so thought it best to switch gears.
Since right handed people are jealous of you and your awesomeness so they do somethings to make life a little difficult, but its not like you can’t deal with it. Here are all the struggles you face, and then some, in this big bad rightie world:
You’re made to be as right handed as you can be
This usually includes being made to eat with your right hand, warna shaitaan khush hoga and we don’t want that now do we, and haat milana-ing with your right too. As a child, this is the toughest thing to do because your brain is super confused and all you’re doing is making a big mess. Yup saara khana tou zameen par girh gaya.
You’ll be judged for using your left hand in public
Forget the rules of ‘appropriate’ manners and bring out your left hand while eating and all you’re getting is a second serving of judgmental stares. In any case, really, stretch out your left hand to take your well deserved Eidi and uncles will be threatening to take the karak notes back. Well excuse me for using the hand I am wired to use, sorry to offend you.
Those holier than thou aunties who pity your left handedness
There’s always going to be that one super religious aunty who’ll talk to your mom about how she needs to get you to use your right hand warna pata nahin kya hoga. Aunty, I’m on that track baby, I was born this way so pliss.
Using scissors is a real pain
The scissors manufacturers out there highly favor the right handed population. Because of them, simple tasks involving cutting with kainchis are a million times harder. A little cutting and your wrist will becomes sour. In fact even the humble istree hates left handed people. It’s all a yahoodi saazish by the right handed lobbyists to change our lives, I tell you.
Binder wale notebooks are the absolute worst
Taking notes is bad enough as it is, add to the mix having the binding press hard against your palm. The joys of studying only keep increasing 🙂
THOSE DAMN DESKS
A lot of schools and universities have the most discriminatory furniture known to mankind. Them damned right handed desks. Love how those that made them and bought them assumed the world to be ‘right’.
Having a right handed neighbor
The absolute worst thing is when in school/work your neighbor is right handed. Why you ask? Because all you’ll get is constant takarein and kohniyaan! Unless you’re into that sort of thing.
People make a big deal out of your left handedness
Yes its awesome but must you interrupt my day and specifically ask if I’m left handed even though you can clearly see that I am writing with my left? What’s even more pissing off is when they ask you to write with your left because ‘meine bas dekhna hai‘. Ticket laga ke kartab dikha raha hoon mein? There are also some people who will ask if you can write with your right. I thought the words ‘left handed’ were pretty clear on what the answer there would be.
‘Obama bhi leftie hai!’
How does this information help me and my life? Are you insinuating that I’ll be the next Obama just because I’m left handed- that’s absurd chacha jee!
‘Lefties tou bohut artsy type hotay hai‘
Ummm, what? It’s like they expect you to be start dancing or suddenly make their portrait. Yes lefties are supposed to be more creative but don’t sit on our heads expecting pieces of art to fly out of our butts.
Whatever all these right handed haters say, you’re pretty awesome. The world isn’t always ‘right’, it can be a little left too. So you do you, lefties. Always stay on the left side 🙂
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