I’m left handed- always have been, but since I grew up in a right-handed world, I’m ambidextrous out of both necessity and force.
While I write with my left hand (and bat and catch,even though I haven’t actually done those things since like, the 5th grade) my right hand picks up the slack in other areas.
Like scissors. When I use scissors I use them in my right hand- thanks to the fact that in nursery and grade school the teachers only had 2 green rubber coated left-handed scissors in for each classroom. I was impatient and didn’t want to wait my turn, so I learn to use the right handed ones and never looked back.
I poor coffee and use a spatula in my right hand, simply because the coffee maker, the graphics on a coffee mug, and the slant on said spatula were designed for those whose dominant hand is right. Go ahead, check your spatula and favorite coffee mug- you’ll see I’m right.
Mastery of cheese graters (the old fashioned kind with the crank) eludes me to this day – and my attempts at mastering the fancy cheese grater cause much laughter during big family diners.
Doorknobs and door latches are almost always on the right side of the door.
Don’t even get me started on my car. Everything including but not limited to the; ignition, gear shifts, radio & air conditioning, plus almost all other controls are on the right side.
I think that I’ve proved my point that the world is designed for right-handed folk.
Ironically, when it comes to fingerstick testing, I prefer testing the fingers on my LEFT hand instead of my right- weird, right?
Anyway, after years and years of testing on my left hand, all 5 fingers are riddled with calluses and drawing blood (even with popping two baby aspirin a day) isn’t quite as easy as it once was.
I’ve now made a conscious effort to test on my right hand. The lancet feels strange and maneuvering that ever so tiny drop of blood on a test strip with a right-handed slant is awkward to say the least.
I’m curious- are there other lefthanders (or right-handers) out there who’ve experienced a similar phenomena regarding fingerstick testing?
Do you have a favorite hand to test on?
If you do, is it your dominant hand?
Is Kelly ”k2” Kunik on to something, or is she just plain weird?