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09 June 2007

BEING A "LEFTY"


I don't really know when or who first asked the question, "you write and eat with your left hand?". all i know is that i've always been writing, am writing and will be writing with my left hand (unless i break my left hand somehow). my family has accepted me as normal, while my friends in school thought it was totally cool to be a left-hander. there were a few teachers and relatives who thought that i was just being totally fussy and stubborn and that i could've learnt to write with the "proper" hand if i tried. when questioned (when just a kid), i used to feel awkward and look at mum (if she's around). mum would calmly explain that there's nothing wrong in writing with the left hand, and that there are many cases in which people happened to be a left hander... (complete explanation with scientific proof and all). once school was over and i was to settle in the hostel, i vaguely wondered what people there would think. my first meal experience wasn't pleasant. when i sat down with my plate and started to eat(trust me, i felt like i was condemned to the central prison), a few girls noticed something was seriously odd about me (i guess they couldn't point out the oddity right away because i was a completely weird person by nature). after a few silent moments (during which i was trying to eat peacefully and not worry about the futur), one of them says, " you are eating with your left hand!", with an expression that conveyed the message-yew!disgusting! i remember turning all red like a tomato and thanking the heavens above that the lighting system in the hostel is not so good (only later did i know that there were enough tube-lights to brighten up the mess hall, but we are allowed to switch on only 2 of them to save electricity). as all heads turn to me, i act as if i don't care and say casually that there is nothing wrong in being a lefty while inside, i felt like strangling the girl by her throat. inspite of my own stubborness, i eventually learnt how to eat with my right hand (i haven't reached perfection, though...i shove the food inside with my right hand, the way a tractor would shove mud), simply to avoid questions like, "but why do you eat with the left hand when everyone else eats with their right?"....."hhmmm, so does that mean you clean your butt with the right hand?"...."are you a lefty so that people will think you are cool?"..."okay, so that means the right side of your brain works more, huh?"...etc...

there are times when i get totally confused about which hand is which and eat with my left. but now,it does not disturb me anymore when people ask(trust me, most of them are sooooo narrow-minded) because i've reached a stage in which i have a vague idea of what i want to be one day,...and being a righty is not in the list.

28 comments:

Edwin said...

Wow! you are on the same wavelength as I am! HAHA!

Except that if I were to write about this I would have been more philosophical... but you seem to be capable of writing all that in English! KEWL!

Loved this post.. Keep blogging...

Ram said...

Really, being a lefty is so so cool. I wish I was a lefty. You know, play left handed cricket, tennis. Its fun to be a lefty. So, dont worry about it. You`ll again be seen as totally cool, soon!

Reni said...

to edwin,
wow! nice 2 hear 4rm u yung man....tis been a long time...

Reni said...

to ram,
yea, i guess u r rite...twas culture shock dat i xperienced...nothin more...n guess wat?scientists say tis nice 2 xercise ur brains by learnin 2 perform tasks wid both hands (ex:brushin ur teeth wid ur non-prefered hand)

equilibrium said...

Ah! Being a lefty is super cool! I envy you.

shrutz said...

you got all that coz yer a lefty?????? WOW!!! I've known LOADS o leftys...n no one ever made fun of em!!!

Reni said...

to equilibrium,
wow! thanx...u r not sayin dis 2 mak me feel nice or anythin, rite?

Reni said...

to shrutz,
hey, twasn't all dat bad...n yea, it also depends on where u r...in dubai, where i did my schooling, tis ok...but in kerala, tis different...in sum places...

Rejoy said...

having a sister who is a lefty is kinda cool since its a great conversation starter... "hey! u a a lefty? my kid sister is too! blah blah blah..."
;) dont blame me for taking advantage, okay?

Peenuts said...

Hey i really liked one of the ques.."hhmmm, so does that mean you clean your butt with the right hand?"..hahahahaha

equilibrium said...

Oh no no no. I have never said anything to people that makes them feel nice or good :P

I really feel it is cool. You(left-handers) are different in the very first place, without any effort!

Kedhar said...

my dad is a natural lefty... but he writes with his right hand cos wen he was a kid, my grandparents forced him to write with the right hand... sucks... i was denied the opportunity to tell ppl "hey my dad i a lefty, how cool is that! "
my bro writes with his right and bats left handed.. how cool is that?! lol

Ajan said...

ayooo...all crap rey... don trust the ppl who make fun u and all... jus don let their remarks get into ur head..
bein lefty is coooooooooool... its unique and ur lucky...
m nt so much though.. i rite and eat with my right hand and operate the mouse wit my left hand.. i cant rite wit my left hand as neatly wit my rite hand.. u can say...m a junior in ambidexterous..w/e...
and yea.. if u work wit both ur hands or if u can use both ur hands without ne difficulty, ur a genious.. like the tennis players and boxers..
and if u really really wanna become ambidexterous or somethin..start wit polishin ur shoes wit ur rite hand or sms'n ur frns wit ur rite hand..small small chores u kno..
and u kno wat my mom says..lefties hav a lot o luck in life.. *touch wood*
really interestin blog u have...:)

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

incriminated said...

Wow!Most of your blog basically contains Biology.Oh God!Ive always hated Bio......

Peenuts said...

Hey long time no new posts?? Hw s life?

Reni said...

to rejoy,
hey, big bro, u make me feel like jughead's dog which archie borrows often 2 attract da attention of da girls in the street.....i dun't mind coz, u always stood 4 my rights,......

Reni said...

to peenuts,
hey, hello there...i'm stuck in hostel u kno......can't access da internet very easily.....n can't really rite wen i have ppl lookin over my shoulders......t'll b a long time....waitin 4 my next vacations....

Reni said...

to equi, dats rite...WOW!!!

Reni said...

to kedhar,
hey kewl.....u've got a lefty's blood.

Reni said...

to ajan,
yea, i'm tryin2 do dat now...i brush wid my right hand n all....really nice exercisin da brains widout puttin much effort into it......

Reni said...

to rodrigo,
hey, thanx 4 ur complement....i cud understand only a little of wat u've ritin...is it german or spanish?...n yea, i'll certainly visit ur blog...bye 4 now...cheero

Reni said...

to incriminated,
hey sry 4 borin u wid da bio crap...i was actually stickin out my tongue @ ur comment n thinkin what u were complainin abt wen sum guy cums up 4rm behind n asks me if i'm studyin 4 MBBS or sumthin...wen i stare bak @ him all bewildered he says dat my blog page makes me look like it...

Margaret (Ritty) said...

wow i nver knew u had lefty issue!!
i too thot twas cool,
but cant blive ppl can b as narrow mindd as to think it abnormal!

Reni said...

to ritty,
bah!!not every1 r da same i guess...

Supernova said...

lolz:D
Iam in a worse mess. I write with my right hand and est, drink, pick up things etc with my left hand. So everytime someone asks me if iam a lefty or ritey (BTW, wat kinda phrases r des!), i gotta think wat to say.

nice blog:)

Reni said...

to supernova,
gr8 u r ambidextrous, i guess...nothin's messy in that...u wudn't bleieve it, but sum people tell me 2 practice ritin wid my rite hand also so dat i'll b agreeing to society stds and @ da same time be able 2 rit notes wid BOTH my hands @ da same time...wat they dun't realise is that i'll be needing super-kewl brains too 2 do dat...all i can say is "God help them think"...

Supernova said...

Ah! U may promptly ignore dem..dey r simply jealous. Like a bald man complaining abt the latest trend of having long tresses;)