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Old 09-07-2014, 04:54 PM
 
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The thing I find MOST vexing is winding up a garden hose. It is always pre bent backward and very hard to figure out for me.
I learned a trick about that at the small mom and pop hardware store in my area. If you run hot water through it, it will become soft and straighten out. I didn't have hot water so I laid mine right out straight in the hot sun for an afternoon to soften it. After it's hot and softened, you can wind it up the direction you prefer. When it cools, it will be pre bent the direction you prefer.
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Old 09-07-2014, 05:01 PM
 
Location: CO
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This post is amusing and eye-opening, I never thought about the differences for lefties except considering where they should sit at the dinner table. And a counterclockwise world no less! But here's the real test, does your toilet paper roll from the front or the back?
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Old 09-07-2014, 05:27 PM
 
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quote..... Now that I am arranging furniture in my new place I am noticing my being left handed is having a great impact on where and how I tend to place furniture. For example, my swivel rocker must be in a corner of the room that allows me to place a small table to my left when I am sitting in the chair. unquote

I am left handed also.
Always have had a table to the left of my favorite chair.
When dining out I always sit on the side so my left arm is to the outside of the booth or table away from the wall.

Just remember... The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and the right side of the brain controls the
left. This tells me that left handed are the only ones in their right mind!!!
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Hmmmm, this got me to thinking...

In one room (where my laptop is) my table and lamp are to my right, and that's where I place a cup or glass too.

In the other room (where I sit to watch TV or socialize) the table and lamp are to my left, along with the coaster. However, this tends to be awkward - not for reading, but when I reach for my glass. Still, overall it's more comfortable than uncomfortable.

I sleep on the left side of the bed. Always have. But I sleep on my right side - LOL. That is, I start off on my left side, get almost asleep, and then...ahhhhhhh, roll over and bingo, I'm out.

My dishwasher in my former home was to the right of the sink, and now it's to the left of the sink. It doesn't make any discernible difference in my quality of life either way!

My left eye is dominant.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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Mary2014 --- I feel much better now! Although I always read a book in the usual way, I often find myself flipping through a magazine backwards, just like you described. I am a leftie too. Good post!!
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:56 AM
 
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I flip through magazines back to front. Even words I use seem to be a mirror image of that of a right handed person - for example - my right handed friends would say "it's about a half mile UP the road" while I would describe the place as "it's about a half mile DOWN the road".
I am right-handed but I ALWAYS seem to go to the back of things. Even when I take exams, I might start with the first few questions and then go immediately to the end of the exam and work forward. ;-)

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Several people (and internet layout suggestions) recommended the placement of my bed on the wall opposite the bedroom door. I tried it that way and could not stand it - so the bed is now on the opposite wall - the same wall as the door.
I don't like it either so I simply don't do it. I think quite a few people here have said they do not like the bed opposite the bedroom door.

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The bed placement on a particular wall was because I did not want to walk all the way around the bed every time to access the master bathroom. It is not like I can't get out of bed on the right side, my instinct is to go to my left.
Lol! I think a lot of people prefer not to walk all the way around the bed if they don't have to.

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And when it comes to hanging clothes on hangers we drive right handed people crazy! They will often turn the hanger around in the closet so the front of the shirt is on the right side - we lefties always have the front of the garment on the left side of the hanger.
You don't drive me crazy---I always have the front of the garment on the left side of the hanger. It just "looks right" to me.

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Old 09-08-2014, 05:35 AM
 
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So, are any of you "rightie's" up for living in a left handed world for a day? If so, try going to my computer>hardware & devices>mouse>buttons and place a checkmark in switch button (the path may be a little different on you computer).

Then, move your mouse to the left of your keyboard and use your left hand to use the mouse while surfing the web for a day. This setup would be similar to me, a leftie, using my right hand to control the mouse.

Many lefties adapt to learning to use the mouse with their right hand because that was the way they were first taught to use the mouse or because they did not know you can reverse the buttons on the mouse to be able to use it with your left hand.

It would be interesting to discover if as a rightie how quickly your brain can adapt to a left handed computer setup.

Mary2014
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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This post is amusing and eye-opening, I never thought about the differences for lefties except considering where they should sit at the dinner table. And a counterclockwise world no less! But here's the real test, does your toilet paper roll from the front or the back?
Ha ha, my right handed DH always puts the roll with the end coming out the bottom, so I have to switch it so the end comes over the top. I never thought of it as a lefty righty thing, though, just easier to find the end.
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Palm Coast FL
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This is so interesting! I'm mostly left-handed and after reading this I went to our his/her closets and I saw my husband's clothes facing to the right and mine facing to the left! I never realized that I hung clothes differently! I didn't know it was a left-handed thing. And yes, I do have a table to the left of where I sit. Our house is a popular model and I've seen others with the reverse plans and if I had seen them first, I don't think that I would have been enamored with this design. They just feel awkward and unbalanced in some indescribable way. I never considered left-handedness when buying this house or decorating, but now I'm going to pay more attention to see if it affects my decisions.
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Palm Coast FL
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Ha ha, my right handed DH always puts the roll with the end coming out the bottom, so I have to switch it so the end comes over the top. I never thought of it as a lefty righty thing, though, just easier to find the end.
Left here prefers it under. Our roll is to the right of the toilet, but I would prefer it on the left, like our old house.
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