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Mama Twinkles
03-23-2006, 06:02 PM
Just wondering. ;)

nliedel
03-23-2006, 06:10 PM
I don't know how long this thread is going to stick around but... BWAHAHAHAHAAHAHA!

This is the best argument I have ever heard and I am going to use it the next time some bozo tells me that if I don't "get that boy of yours who has crushes on other boys into sports he's going to turn out gay." (his grandfather)

SunFloridaDisney
03-23-2006, 06:15 PM
My dh was born left-handed.

Due to the pressures of society and wanting to conform, he has worked hard to be ambi-dextrous, and he can do some things right-handed.

But deep down, he knows going both ways isn't what makes him truly happy.

He's left-handed, and that's the way I like him!! :lmao:

bubie2.5
03-23-2006, 06:19 PM
:lmao:

Mama Twinkles
03-23-2006, 06:21 PM
My dh was born left-handed.

Due to the pressures of society and wanting to conform, he has worked hard to be ambi-dextrous, and he can do some things right-handed.

But deep down, he knows going both ways isn't what makes him truly happy.

He's left-handed, and that's the way I like him!! :lmao:

Too funny. My post was inspired by a wasted youth spent reading Mad magazine's "Snappy Comebacks to Stupid Questions."

Stacerita
03-23-2006, 07:22 PM
Of course being left handed in a lifestyle choice. If they wanted to, they could do everything with their right hand just like the majority of us. ;)

MickeyDee
03-23-2006, 07:55 PM
I'm CONVINCED people make the choice to live the left-handed lifestyle. I mean, I accept and love everyone, but I don't approve of their choice. I'm just sayin'....

;)

True North
03-23-2006, 08:03 PM
I'm offended! You guys are so wrong. It is not a choice! I tried so hard to use the right handed sissors but it just hurt my hands so bad. Do you want me to live in pain?! I dream of a day that the left handed population can just live normal lives like the rest of the world. My husband is right-handed and we live in a wonderful bi-handed relationship that no one can take away from me.

By grade three I knew I wasn't living a "lifestyle". I stopped using right-handed sissors just like I stopped kissing girls.

Stacerita
03-23-2006, 08:13 PM
I'm offended! You guys are so wrong. It is not a choice! I tried so hard to use the right handed sissors but it just hurt my hands so bad. Do you want me to live in pain?! I dream of a day that the left handed population can just live normal lives like the rest of the world. My husband is right-handed and we live in a wonderful bi-handed relationship that no one can take away from me.

By grade three I knew I wasn't living a "lifestyle". I stopped using right-handed sissors just like I stopped kissing girls.

Question is....how you raising your cutie son? Righty or lefty? Not that it matters. Everyone has the right to choose what they want. But how are you influencing your son? Ive heard left handed couples want to raise their kids left handed as well. Just wondering. :goodvibes

mickeymousemom
03-23-2006, 08:38 PM
I was born left-handed. I knew early on that I was different. Everyone around me used their right hand. No one believed me when I said I couldn't use the scissors. I just couldn't get them to CUT the PAPER. With all I've had to endure, the name calling, the scissor problem, always having to use MY mitt in softball because everyone else was right-handed, even seeing retail stores joke at my expense with the left handed mugs and such....why OH WHY would I CHOOSE to be this way? My lifestyle is not a choice. My lifestyle is no different than anyone else's, truth be known. We all put our pants on one leg at a time. Is it that wrong that I put my left leg in first??


:teeth:

Mama Twinkles
03-23-2006, 09:15 PM
Is it that wrong that I put my left leg in first??



Yes it's wrong! It's not natural. No definitive genetic evidence has ever been found for left-handedness. If you point out south-pawed animals, you are suggesting that baseball players, the most American of Americans, should be no better able to resist their impulses than animals. Furthermore, the word "sinister" means "left." The Hebrew bible is written from right to left, and so must you put on your pant legs from right to left. There are many ex-lefties, hands only slightly scarred by rulers, that can attest to your ability to change your sinister ways. It is an affront to those with a God complex, tantamount to defacing a revival tent with graffiti, to continue as you are. Hell is filled with unrepentant lefties. I say this out of love.

PHILCT
03-23-2006, 09:17 PM
My father was part of the Left Handed Golfers Association.

A nice bunch of left handed guys who got together once a year for an annual weekend Golf Tournament.

They were just like my right handed Golfing Friends.

Both groups seemed to get equally sloshed at Tournament Awards Festivities.

I love watching left handed base ball players, and watching the outfield adjust.

Heck I love watching base ball players.

princess pooh
03-23-2006, 09:20 PM
The bible tells me to love everyone...even lefties. Lefties are responsible for the moral decline of our society but I love them anyways :goodvibes. I'll pray extra hard for all the lefties tonight. Oh, I almost forgot, some of my best friends are lefties ;)

jimmiej
03-23-2006, 09:21 PM
Well, here's what the Bible says about it...

IV John 18:26 Southpaws shall not inherit the kingdom of heaven.

:rotfl2:


ETA: Sorry, I couldn't help myself!

Cyndiu
03-23-2006, 09:26 PM
Why would anyone choose to be left-handed? Who would want all the prejudice and hate that comes with being left-handed??!!

Mama Twinkles
03-23-2006, 09:34 PM
If you can't (won't) use your right hand, I suggest you use no hand at all.

ETA: And those of you who are agitating for your own scissors are whining. You don't need special scissors. You already have access to the same scissors as everyone else. Anyone who judges the situation otherwise is an activist, even if they were all appointed by right-handed governors. And if you do find imitative "scissors" for sale in some fringe "leftist" store, please have the decency to call them something else. Everyone knows that scissors, by definition, are right-handed. It's been that way forever. "Right" is right.

mickeysaver
03-23-2006, 10:15 PM
Lifestyle choice......according to my maternal grandmother, it meant that I was the devil's child. Yes, I am under 40 and that was still the way that she saw things. :rolleyes: So, my mother did everything in her power to change that....I was punished and some might even say, brainwashed into being a right handed person.

To this day, I still get my left and right mixed up. Gabby laughs at me all the time when I am in traffic and her best navigational efforts fall victim to my confusion. I frequently hear, "No Dear, your other left!" I am right handed, but my handwriting is just terrible. I spent extra time with my teachers trying to improve my skills, but it was wasted time. If only I had been born a few years later when the computer made handwriting almost a lost art. I come from a family where my mother and father both could draw really well, especially my mother because before MS took it's toll, my brown paper lunch bags often times had Mickey or some character drawn free handed on them. I can't draw, I couldn't separate out the keys on the piano or the chords on a guitar because I was forced into being "normal" and my "normal" brain just couldn't take the confusion.....typing took me years to learn too. Oddly enough, when I was in high school and college in my math and science classes, I would be caught by friends writing with my left hand. The writing actually was a bit neater than what I do with my right hand too, but whenever anyone would mention it, I could not continue it because my conscious ability to write with my left hand does not exist.

My lifestyle choice to be a "normal" right handed person was not my choice, it was forced upon me. I feel cheated to an extent because I wonder if I could have been gifted with the ability to draw or play music, if I had been allowed to live as I was originally programmed.

Simple tests that signify left over right hand dominance prove out for me. Like, right handed people when they join their hands together inner locking their fingers, usually have the right thumb on the top. My left is on top. When a right handed person puts a piece of paper with writing on it and places it on it's side, they usually place the top of the page so that they would lay their head's to the right in order to read the top of the page, where a lefty would do the opposite.....my coworkers hate going into my filing cabinets. lol

I am a right brain dominant, right handed lesbian. Say that three times fast. :p I was born a lefty, but trained/punished/brainwashed into being a right handed child because of some absurd thought that being left handed was a sinister.

Gee...wonder why coming out was so much fun at my house? :p Maggie

mickeymousemom
03-23-2006, 10:16 PM
I thought the Bible said that God loves us ALL equally?

And what if a person only has a left arm, or a left leg?? How does that work? Are they sinners if they don't get a prosthesis and learn to use it correctly?

Does anyone know the frustration and agony suffered when the side of your hand is covered in ink at the end of the school day because you are a "LEFTY"? :sad2: Why would I CHOOSE this suffering?


BTW...when is Left-handed Week at WDW?

mickeysaver
03-23-2006, 10:24 PM
Well, here's what the Bible says about it...

IV John 18:26 Southpaws shall not inherit the kingdom of heaven.



I thought my grandmother was nuts, but I see that you found her Bible. :rotfl: Maggie

StormTigger
03-23-2006, 10:29 PM
:lmao: :lmao: :rotfl: :rotfl2:

Loved this one so much, had to borrow it and add it to my signature!

Thanks Mama Twinkles - I really needed this laugh tonight! :hug:

momsgoofy
03-23-2006, 11:03 PM
Okay, I am a leftie! A proud member of a mistreated minority! :thumbsup2 (Notice...that dude has his LEFT thumb up!!!)

All the days of my life I've been teased, chastized and attempted to conform to the Rightie World. I had a kind and caring :teacher: in grade school who understood my dilemma in life and cured me of that Leftie Hook when I write. Like others though, I still must face that stigma of ink smeared on my hand everytime I write. I never could play baseball/softball well and have felt shame for it my whole life. :guilty: But thanks to a loving and caring mother :angel: I learned to be proud of my Leftie life as she disclosed to me that she was a "closet leftie" having been forced to conform to the societal norm of the 1940s when she moved from a one room school house (where she was free to be herself) to the city (where the teacher reprimanded her repeatedly for her wrong doing.) :furious: I must admit that there have been times when I became a switch-hitter...using my right hand for my benefit. Ah, the best was when I was student teaching...I grew weary of changing the chalk to write Spanish verb endings in a different color...so I used my left hand for the verb stem and the right for the verb endings. :sad2: The gasps could be heard from the students...well, at least one...the class troublemaker was shocked and never spoke to me after that day...I was a freak! I have since returned to my natural, dominant tendency...I am a leftie for life!

remmy_7
03-23-2006, 11:16 PM
I'm CONVINCED people make the choice to live the left-handed lifestyle. I mean, I accept and love everyone, but I don't approve of their choice. I'm just sayin'....

;)


and I'm CONVINCED that either you are a nutjob or you're joking...it's just too hard to tell. :sad2:


For crying outloud, WHAT IN GOD'S NAME IS WRONG WITH BEING LEFT HANDED?? Some of you people are making it seem like it's a crime!
jeez, I've read some pretty ridiculous stuff, but this thread just takes the cake.

I was born left handed, always have used my left hand. My parents were never so cruel as to force me to switch because we live in a predominantly right-handed world. I am proud to be different!!! :wave:

oh, and little mr happy man is waving with his left hand, see?
ooh, he's evil...he's going to burn in hell! shame on you mr. happy! :rotfl:

remmy_7
03-23-2006, 11:29 PM
Yes it's wrong! It's not natural. No definitive genetic evidence has ever been found for left-handedness. If you point out south-pawed animals, you are suggesting that baseball players, the most American of Americans, should be no better able to resist their impulses than animals. Furthermore, the word "sinister" means "left." The Hebrew bible is written from right to left, and so must you put on your pant legs from right to left. There are many ex-lefties, hands only slightly scarred by rulers, that can attest to your ability to change your sinister ways. It is an affront to those with a God complex, tantamount to defacing a revival tent with graffiti, to continue as you are. Hell is filled with unrepentant lefties. I say this out of love.

just wondering, do you live in a padded room with no windows?? :crazy:

"Hell is filled with unrepentant lefties."

Wow, so Greta Garbo and Marilyn Monroe are there and someday, Tom Cruise and Keanu Reeves will be too! Man, Hell sure isn't going to be boring!


"I say this out of love"

.....yeah, I don't know how anyone could mistake this for anything but love....it's so sweet and sentimental!! :rotfl:

Adrienne
03-24-2006, 03:09 AM
i'm ambidextrous.. so i guess that only makes me half evil right???

Adrienne

Mama Twinkles
03-24-2006, 06:11 AM
:lmao: :lmao: :rotfl: :rotfl2:

Loved this one so much, had to borrow it and add it to my signature!

Thanks Mama Twinkles - I really needed this laugh tonight! :hug:

You are so welcome! I am honored.

mickeyfan2
03-24-2006, 06:28 AM
Of course he CHOSE to be left handed. He wanted to be different. :lmao: :lmao:

RickinNYC
03-24-2006, 08:53 AM
Well, here's what the Bible says about it...

IV John 18:26 Southpaws shall not inherit the kingdom of heaven.

:rotfl2:


ETA: Sorry, I couldn't help myself!

:rotfl2: Now THAT was funny!

RickinNYC
03-24-2006, 08:58 AM
I don't have a problem with left handed people. Some of my best friends are left handed. I didn't know when I first met them, and when I realized it, it did make me a little uncomfortable. But it's their choice and as long as they keep it behind closed doors, it's fine with me.

The only thing I have difficulty with is if a left hander were to marry another left hander. I don't think that's right. Marriage is reserved for right handed people. Now, if they were to call it a left handed civil union, I guess that's ok. Still not sure.

I did hear that Massachusetts did finally vote into law that left hander marriage is legal in that state.

tracy51
03-24-2006, 09:08 AM
All I can say is :lmao:


Hope y'all don't mind a right handed gal lurking over here a bit. Just way too much fun over here to be missed :thumbsup2

DisneyDotty
03-24-2006, 09:16 AM
Mickeysaver: just remember, your LEFT hand makes an "L" when you put up your forefinger and stick out your thumb. :thumbsup2

Now, where on earth did you get the idea for this thread? :rolleyes1

My poor father, having been an elementary school student in the 1930's, was forced to learn to write with his right hand, even though he knew in his heart he was left handed. He managed okay, but hated school as a result. And now he does write with his right hand quite well, but uses his left hand for everything else--bowling, golfing, holding a hammer, etc. And he has passed on his left-handed gene to me.

So I'm proud to say yes, I'm left handed and choose to stay that way. And BTW--we lefties like to recruit... :lmao: So watch yourself.

DisneyDotty
03-24-2006, 09:18 AM
I don't have a problem with left handed people. Some of my best friends are left handed. I didn't know when I first met them, and when I realized it, it did make me a little uncomfortable. But it's their choice and as long as they keep it behind closed doors, it's fine with me.

The only thing I have difficulty with is if a left hander were to marry another left hander. I don't think that's right. Marriage is reserved for right handed people. Now, if they were to call it a left handed civil union, I guess that's ok. Still not sure.

I did hear that Massachusetts did finally vote into law that left hander marriage is legal in that state.


Ohhh puh-lease, Rick. Learn some tolerance. :rolleyes:

bubie2.5
03-24-2006, 09:28 AM
I don't have a problem with left handed people. Some of my best friends are left handed. I didn't know when I first met them, and when I realized it, it did make me a little uncomfortable. But it's their choice and as long as they keep it behind closed doors, it's fine with me.

The only thing I have difficulty with is if a left hander were to marry another left hander. I don't think that's right. Marriage is reserved for right handed people. Now, if they were to call it a left handed civil union, I guess that's ok. Still not sure.

I did hear that Massachusetts did finally vote into law that left hander marriage is legal in that state.

Leftyphobe!!

disneynutt1225
03-24-2006, 09:29 AM
Left handed people will be going to h-e- double hockey stick. I don't associate myself with "that lifestyle". Come on now, we all know it's completely wrong to be left handed. I will pray for you. :sunny:










For those of you living life in the slow lane, the above post was said in jest.

T&KHayes
03-24-2006, 09:34 AM
I just wanted to say that even though I am right handed, I was born that way. I don't believe it is a choice. Because as much as I "choose" to, I have never been able to cut, write, etc. with my left hand.

I couldn't even imagine what you lefties have to go through! But I am a big supporter. Guess you could call me a "CRHP". I believe that there should be stores in every city where you could purchase everything from left handed scissor's to left handed baseball mitts, etc. When will the discrimination end!!!?? :lmao:

Someday in this great country righties and lefties will be able to walk hand in hand (right or left) without having to look over their shoulder!! This is my great hope and wish!

Mama Twinkles
03-24-2006, 09:41 AM
The only thing I have difficulty with is if a left hander were to marry another left hander. I don't think that's right. Marriage is reserved for right handed people.
I agree. It's a slippery slope. If you let left-handers marry, next thing you know they'll ask to marry a chicken. And even if that chicken had two right wings, and you know I favor the right wing, that just wouldn't be right. I love chicks (the legs, the breasts, pullets, roasters, capons, whatever), but that doesn't mean I should be allowed to marry one!

SunFloridaDisney
03-24-2006, 09:47 AM
I don't have a problem with left handed people. But it's their choice and as long as they keep it behind closed doors, it's fine with me.

Sorry, sometimes it comes out. DH is big on those PDL's (Public Display of Left-handedness) :teeth: We were having dinner at WDW and I noticed people actually staring when he would bump into my right arm with his left arm as he was eating. :lmao:

Definitely NOT a choice. Further, we've tried to let our kids know that we love them whichever way they are. So far it looks like all of them are right-handed like me, but we'd love them and hope society would accept them even if they we left-handed. :sunny:

DisneyDotty
03-24-2006, 09:49 AM
I agree. It's a slippery slope. If you let left-handers marry, next thing you know they'll ask to marry a chicken. And even if that chicken had two right wings, and you know I favor the right wing, that just wouldn't be right. I love chicks (the legs, the breasts, pullets, roasters, capons, whatever), but that doesn't mean I should be allowed to marry one!


Oohh--YOU PEOPLE always come up with the "marry a chicken" argument. :furious:
(Honestly, I think you're secretly harboring some chicken fantasies yourself.)

SunFloridaDisney
03-24-2006, 09:49 AM
If you let left-handers marry, next thing you know they'll ask to marry a chicken.

Lefty DH married me, and I'm definitely a chicken. Still won't go on TOT. :lmao:

hiwaygal
03-24-2006, 09:50 AM
If the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body...

And the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body...

Doesn't it stand to reason that only left handed people are in their right minds? :confused3

DisneyDotty
03-24-2006, 09:52 AM
If the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body...

And the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body...

Doesn't it stand to reason that only left handed people are in their right minds? :confused3


Hey now--don't associate my leftiness with the right! :rotfl:

bubie2.5
03-24-2006, 10:13 AM
DH is big on those PDL's (Public Display of Left-handedness)
:sad2:

gppnj
03-24-2006, 10:13 AM
I'm OK with it as long as they don't try to shake hands with me. :)

Mama Twinkles
03-24-2006, 10:26 AM
I'm OK with it as long as they don't try to shake hands with me. :)
:rotfl2:

We were having dinner at WDW and I noticed people actually staring when he would bump into my right arm with his left arm as he was eating.

Why must those people always flaunt their handedness? I don't care what goes on in his kitchen at home, but in public he should have the decency to eat with his right hand.

True North
03-24-2006, 10:49 AM
I couldn't even imagine what you lefties have to go through! But I am a big supporter. Guess you could call me a "CRHP".

:rotfl2::rotfl2:

Kim is officially my favourite CRHP!

dkostel
03-24-2006, 11:07 AM
What I can't abide are all the left handed cartoon characters. I mean what consenting, adult hands do in the privacy of their own mittens is one thing, but do they have to recruit our kids? (Alright, I don't have kids, I have a parrot, and he doesn't even have hands - but that's not the point!)

SeattleRedBear
03-24-2006, 11:11 AM
I'm proud to be a CRHP!!!

(talk about acronyms turning into words...i keep wanting to type CHRP)

Thanks all for the Friday morning thoughtful funnies!! My mother was left-handed (and very artistic as well) but was raised in an era where people were forced to be right-handed. So she writes with her left hand but uses her right-hand for things like can openers, scissors.

So is my mother really ambidexterous??

hiwaygal
03-24-2006, 11:17 AM
Hey now--don't associate my leftiness with the right! :rotfl:

Oh no! I didn't mean to turn this into a political debate!! ;) :rotfl2:

SteeleTig
03-24-2006, 11:41 AM
This thread is too funny! I'm a 30 year old leftie who's kindergarten teacher refused to help learn to write or allow leftie sissors in her classroom. So my leftie mommy had to teach me to write at home. The only thing I can do with my right hand is use sissors. I joke to people that I'm terminally left handed, meaning I would die with out my left hand.
I played softball as a youth (oooh I fullfill another lesbo stereotype, first the cats now the softball!) and I was the secret weapon because when I batted I hit line drives into right field. I was lucky enough to inherit a fabulous leftie mitt from a family member, because another girl in our league who was leftie couldn't find one in the stores so she had to order one from Nike special. I don't think my mom would have gone for having to order mine.

PaulaSB12
03-24-2006, 12:20 PM
I had to admit I was wondering if the poster was :stir: or :rotfl2: , but its got to be :lmao: . Thanks I needed that, btw I am a leftie as well, my school teachers kept turning my paper to what they considered proper but I put it back after so none of that weird pen holding for me. My sister and her other half are both right handed and they have 3 12 year olds 2 girls and a boy. One girl and the boy are lefties as well!!!!! I have infected them!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:lmao: :rotfl2: :woohoo: :bounce: :rotfl: :yay:

Mama Twinkles
03-24-2006, 12:28 PM
I had to admit I was wondering if the poster was :stir: or :rotfl2: , but its got to be :lmao: .
You are correct on all counts. It's intended as satire. Welcome to the fray!

My sister and her other half are both right handed and they have 3 12 year olds 2 girls and a boy. One girl and the boy are lefties as well!!!!! I have infected them!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Many kids have a "funny uncle," or in this case aunt.

tracy51
03-24-2006, 01:20 PM
My daughter is a leftie. No one else in the family is. :confused3

Although both my father and I can write with our left hand fairly well. He's... I hesitate to admit this, but.. I'd go so far as to say he's ambidextrous. And well, I have definately left handed leanings. It just feels so natural sometimes. But its not something we talk about publicly. ;)

debster812
03-24-2006, 02:28 PM
I am a CSP and a CRHP who grew up with the shame (YES, the SHAME) of a left handed father. How did I ever dodge that bullet, we just don't know. :lmao:

It seems to have skipped a generation though, but only by half. My DS is a righty, but plays baseball as a lefty.

Amrita
03-24-2006, 07:07 PM
I too have acquaintances who are lefty. I can accept them as people, but I do not have to accept their lifestyle. Everyone on this thread talks about respect, we also have to RESPECT opinions of people who dont acknowledge this lifestyle. There are may reasons for not accepting left handedness, religious as well as physiological. It is a fact of life that the procreation of the human race can only be accomplished by a man and a woman, until this can be done naturally by two lefties, do not try to convince people otherwise.
If everyone was lefty eventually there would be no human race.
This is not meant to be hurtful or offensive, but this is this truth.
Deep down we all know this or we wouldnt be trying so hard to convince people otherwise. My Phsician is lefty, and he has more dignity than to put his life out there for other people to examine. Live life as a human being, not as a lefty righty or anything else.

iankh
03-24-2006, 09:39 PM
Left handedness is not a lifestyle. It is a choice and a sinful one too. I am appalled that lefthanders are always demanding special rights (so to speak).

MickeyDee
03-24-2006, 10:13 PM
and I'm CONVINCED that either you are a nutjob or you're joking...it's just too hard to tell. :sad2:


For crying outloud, WHAT IN GOD'S NAME IS WRONG WITH BEING LEFT HANDED?? Some of you people are making it seem like it's a crime!
jeez, I've read some pretty ridiculous stuff, but this thread just takes the cake.

I was born left handed, always have used my left hand. My parents were never so cruel as to force me to switch because we live in a predominantly right-handed world. I am proud to be different!!! :wave:

oh, and little mr happy man is waving with his left hand, see?
ooh, he's evil...he's going to burn in hell! shame on you mr. happy! :rotfl:


Well....it depends who you ask about the nutjob...but as far as my post was concerned, I was being my usual sarcastic self. hehe

True North
03-24-2006, 11:04 PM
MickeyDee, how dare you be sarcastic about such a serious issue! When it comes to issues about my biological nature, or "lifestyle" as you say, I prefer the truth and only the truth. I have been yelled at that I am trying to raise a left-handed son all too often. All I can say is I only wish the bigoted right handed people would accept those who are left-handed and try to understand us for who we are. It is only throughs being so close-minded that you will never see the good in people that are biologically different.

Sidenote: Has anyone seen Southpaw Mountain yet? The ads look great, but you just know it will be too controversial to win an Oscar.

dis ms.
03-25-2006, 12:03 AM
Okay, here goes:

We recently found out that my son is...left-handed. Even though we had suspected it for a couple of years, it was no less a shock--especially to my DH, who considers himself a real right-handed man's man.

DS is out now to close family, but I haven't had the courage to tell my friends. I guess I'm still trying to get used to the idea. I can accept it, but I get uncomfortable when he puts his left-handedness on display for all to see. I mean, does he have to be so brazen about it? Would it be so hard for him to use his right hand when we're eating at a nice restaurant?

I just worry about the hard life he has ahead of him, you know? It's bad enough that he's a product of an interracial marriage. This left-handedness will be just another strike against him.

Please no flames. Feel free to shower me with pixie dust, though.

bubie2.5
03-25-2006, 06:12 AM
Okay, here goes:

We recently found out that my son is...left-handed. Even though we had suspected it for a couple of years, it was no less a shock--especially to my DH, who considers himself a real right-handed man's man.

DS is out now to close family, but I haven't had the courage to tell my friends. I guess I'm still trying to get used to the idea. I can accept it, but I get uncomfortable when he puts his left-handedness on display for all to see. I mean, does he have to be so brazen about it? Would it be so hard for him to use his right hand when we're eating at a nice restaurant?

I just worry about the hard life he has ahead of him, you know? It's bad enough that he's a product of an interracial marriage. This left-handedness will be just another strike against him.

Please no flames. Feel free to shower me with pixie dust, though.

Maybe it's just a phase. I bet if you make him play sports he'll grow out of it.

In any case :hug: you and your family are in my prayers.

Saxton
03-25-2006, 06:35 AM
Those of you with children who have left-handed tendencies should do everything in your power to save them! There is hope and it can be cured if caught early enough.

"Can left handedness be prevented? The simple answer is yes, it can be. And that is good news for millions of families. Genetic, psychological and social research confirm that a variety of causes sets the stage for left-handed choices. But left-handed confusion can be reversed. Biological predisposition can be treated. Patterns of hand use and addiction can be understood and reformed. These things, in fact, should be addressed before left handed behavior ever takes place."

(Note: Taken from http://www.family.org/fofmag/pp/a0024031.cfm with a good dose of humor and frustration!)

Stacerita
03-25-2006, 07:19 AM
So I'm proud to say yes, I'm left handed and choose to stay that way. And BTW--we lefties like to recruit... :lmao: So watch yourself.

This is exactly what right handers are afriad of....recruitment. I knew you lefties had a secret agenda.

iankh
03-25-2006, 07:56 AM
This is exactly what right handers are afriad of....recruitment. I knew you lefties had a secret agenda.

It's a well known fact that lefthanders have a special agenda. Just look through history. Everyone knows about the Elders of Leftness.

SunFloridaDisney
03-25-2006, 09:35 AM
Maybe someone should organize Lefty-Day at WDW??

Also found this interesting
http://www.lefthandersday.com/events.html

Mama Twinkles
03-25-2006, 10:05 AM
Maybe someone should organize Lefty-Day at WDW??[/url]
Anyone ever been to the parks on any of the 364 righty days a year? I'm okay with it, but my great-uncle is uncomfortable with righties, and he's thinking about waiting until the one lefty day a year. The righties always flaunt their handedness, with their wedding rings on their non-dominant ring fingers, their low-cut outfits that accentuate their dominant hands, their unapologetic swagger, the way they walk around with other righties and their righty kids, the occasional t-shirt with a slogan, the way they hold hands and every now and then give each other a peck. And those righty teens sometimes even make out in public!!! Also, is it extra crowded on the 364 (365 on leap years) righty days? TIA!

OkieDisney
03-25-2006, 01:30 PM
Of course you heard the story about the two left handed cowboys! They tried to hide it from their wives, but the story eventually came out when they were seen together writing left handed!


:rotfl2:

bubie2.5
03-25-2006, 05:50 PM
Maybe someone should organize Lefty-Day at WDW??

Also found this interesting
http://www.lefthandersday.com/events.html

Why should there be a special day for lefthanders? I don't see a "Righty-Day" anywhere.

And don't get me started on the Lefty Pride Parades... what an aberration.

Elfstar
03-25-2006, 06:48 PM
Well, I can only say I'm proud to be a Lefty (at least I was until I heard that Tom Cruise is, too - of well, we all have our crosses, or :crazy2: crazies, to bear in this life)! Even though I get a lot of flack from the right handed half of the partnership because if you say "shake" to the dog, he raises the LEFT paw! :rolleyes1 Yippee, I'm raising him...correctly! And don't forget, all you oppressed left-handers, L stands also for liberal, lovable and lucky! :thumbsup2

Mama Twinkles
03-25-2006, 08:37 PM
Well, I can only say I'm proud to be a Lefty (at least I was until I heard that Tom Cruise is, too - of well, we all have our crosses, or :crazy2: crazies, to bear in this life)! :lmao:

I've heard that Tom Cruise tries to hide the fact that he's a lefty. Sometimes the most virulent anti-lefties are just trying to take the focus off themselves by pointing their right index fingers at everyone else. But pawdar never fails to identify them.

Lefties will know they've won the battle when newspaper articles stop appearing about the causes of left-handedness and start appearing about the causes of leftyphobia.

Uuaww
03-26-2006, 12:14 AM
Ok, both my parents are Hungarian, and were born there, growing up during Communist rule. I am left handed and my mom used to tell me how lucky I was to not be growing up under Communist rule because I would not be allowed to write using my left hand. She told me stories how there was only one boy in her class who was left handed and how the teacher would not let him use it for anything. Oh and if he did he would get, not a ruler but some metal tool to his hand with the intention of breaking it so he couldn't use it. She told me this happened 2-3 times a year. Also, she told me he was the best artist that she had ever seen, but of course he couldn't do it.

Rence
03-26-2006, 07:46 PM
Even though I get a lot of flack from the right handed half of the partnership because if you say "shake" to the dog, he raises the LEFT paw! :rolleyes1 Yippee, I'm raising him...correctly!

This is just wrong! Call the SPCA - passing this abomination on to a poor defenseless animal ... How could you?

Put your hands together (that would be your RIGHT hand next to your left hand, NOT your left hand next to your right hand) and pray to God for forgiveness.

GurGie
03-27-2006, 08:32 PM
but no amount of knuckle-wrapping by the nuns could make me straight.

kstinw19
04-21-2006, 09:53 PM
I too have to admit, although a righty, I have a lefty father and two...count em...two lefty kids.

The abuse they will have to endure is horrible...maybe I should start knuckle-rapping now :teacher:

Vijoge
04-22-2006, 08:38 AM
I was married to a left-hander. Of course, I didn't know it when I married him. He kept it well hidden, in a closet, if I recall correctly.. Then, 10 years and 3 kids later it all came out. He admitted his left-handednes and all the deceit. We ultimately divorced.

Believe me, I put up with a lot. .his caffeine addiction, his polyester leisure suits, his morbid facination with baseball. . it was a very hard time in my life and I really tried to make it work. I finally gave him an ultimatum-give up the left-handed lifestyle or I'm taking the kids and leaving. . well, he bought me a suitcase and a bus pass. Just shows how depraved he'd become, doesn't it?

WDW Poly Princess
04-24-2006, 12:32 AM
...and you know all of those ambidexturous people are just greedy! ;)

Love the thread!

my4kids
04-24-2006, 04:50 PM
Ok -so I write with my left - but I play all sports with my right, so I guess you can call me am -BI-dextrious . But I truly feel I am all left in my heart and was forced by society to become BI because I was not given access to right handed equipment (THERE ARE NO LEFT HANDED FIELD HOCKEY STICKS!) But don't tell my right-handed husband that I'm truly left in my heart because he thought he was getting really lucky to marry a BI girl.

I lived in shame for so many years because my handwriting slanted to the left. Don't even get me started on how hard it is to write in a 3-ring binder with your left hand. I tried to go right - but when my husband isn't looking, I try on lefty golf gloves at the sporting goods store and putt with the left handed putter just see what it feels like. It feels more natural. (My dirty little secret)

my4kids
04-24-2006, 05:03 PM
I would love a a left-handed pride day at WDW. We could all wear t-shirts that say 'lefties are in their right minds' to identify us. I don't know if my husband would be comfortable exposing our children to this though - you know, it could get disturbing with all of the characters publicly signing autographs with their left hands.

my4kids
04-24-2006, 05:20 PM
OH OH OH! and since this lefty-friendly thread is getting so long - maybe we should start a 'Left Handed and ambidextrious at Disney" board. We lefties do have specific concerns that we would like to talk about. :rotfl:

Saxton
05-08-2006, 06:01 PM
A newly published scientific study shows that brains of lesbians react more like straight men than like straight women, specifically when reacting to hormones (we could have told them that!). Obviously this is another study that gives more weight to the belief that homosexuality is based on physical aspects and not learned behavior (but I still believe that being left-handed is a choice!!). Here's a link to the complete article on CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/05/08/lesbian.brains.ap/index.html

Science is a wonderful thing ... and it can also be humorous, this section caught my eye:

"Each of the three groups of subjects included 12 healthy, unmedicated, right-handed and HIV-negative individuals."

I'm sorry that you left-handed folks weren't good enough for the study ... discrimination is a terrible thing!

Viki
05-08-2006, 06:44 PM
A newly published scientific study shows that brains of lesbians react more like straight men than like straight women, specifically when reacting to hormones (we could have told them that!). Obviously this is another study that gives more weight to the belief that homosexuality is based on physical aspects and not learned behavior (but I still believe that being left-handed is a choice!!). Here's a link to the complete article on CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/05/08/lesbian.brains.ap/index.html

Science is a wonderful thing ... and it can also be humorous, this section caught my eye:

"Each of the three groups of subjects included 12 healthy, unmedicated, right-handed and HIV-negative individuals."

I'm sorry that you left-handed folks weren't good enough for the study ... discrimination is a terrible thing!

Good article, Sue, thank you for posting it. As a biologist and a lesbian, I thoroughly enjoyed it!