Monday, August 13, 2012
Southpaws Celebrate Today
All southpaws will be celebrating today (August 13), which is Left-Handers Day. If you lead with your left, then you're entitled to some party favors. As for moi, I'm ambidextrous. Actually, I'm quadridextrous.
Left-handed people are notoriously creative, imaginative, artistic, and visual-oriented--so they tell moi. As a feline, I can't actually tell much difference between left- and right-handed humans. They're still humans, and, therefore, they lack feline intellectual capacities. Still, they're smarter than slobberdogs.
My older minions (the over-fifties) tell moi that left-handers were often compelled in primary educational institutions to learn to write with their right hands instead of their dominant lefts. I wonder how right-handers would have liked that treatment (in reverse)? Seems like another case of the majority (right-handers) exercising tyranny over the minority (left-handers).
When the Lady With the Red Hair and Scowl-Face were in college together, there were huge lecture halls with stiff-backed wooden seats that had tiny writing surfaces affixed to--you guessed it--the right sides. There were a few left-sided desk/chairs in each room--roughly five percent of the total number of seats--so it was clear who was being favored.
Scowl-Face has long advocated that classrooms should be equipped with tables (at which, say, three pupils could simultaneously sit) instead of individual chair/desks, but, as usual, nobody cares what he thinks. It would certainly place lefties and righties on an even playing field, as far as notebook writing is concerned. (Wait--Does anyone actually use pencils/pens and paper in classrooms anymore to take notes? Still, a table would have more room for student laptops or other electronic gizmos.)
All you right-handers out there should treat your lefty pals to some expensive din-dins! You know what I would order, but lefties might have other ideas.
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P.S. The Beautiful Uglies released "Lefty's Lament" on their album, Soundtrack for an Unmade Film (2011).