Thursday, November 6, 2008

A conversation with an extreme lefty

I noticed her pick up the pencil with her left hand.

"Are you left-handed?" I asked, immediately wondering why I thought that a question worth asking.

"Yeah. VERY left-handed." She responded.

I blinked through my bewilderment as she related in detail the trials and tribulations of growing up as a south-paw in a world designed for the right-side dominant. My head bobbed as I contemplated why she qualified the degree of her left-handedness. Besides the occasional truly ambidextrous individual, I always figured a person was either left-handed or right-handed. I did not realize there were varying intensities to which one's hand-preference could be classified.

Her oration did not address this query, but finished by emphasizing, "VERY left-handed." Then she picked up her can of Diet Coke and took a swig. With her right hand.

1 comment:

Syrinity said...

You were born to blog! Nicely done.


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