I admit, I am a raving leftie

You must see The Bootleg Beatles. You will be amazed. They sound better than the real Beatles probably did. There is a snag though. "Paul" plays his Hofner Violin Bass right-handed. It does not spoil the show, but you notice it, especially if you are a raving leftie like me - left-handed, that is.

There is an interesting piece in The Times about being left handed, and the role it plays in learning and development.


How does it affect me? The most noticeable thing is walking down the street; you bump into people because they always walk to their left to avoid you. A leftie would naturally walk to the right. I have long learned to work at this, but occasionally I forget, and a near collision occurs. Doors are also designed for right-handers. Skating rinks and race tracks are a problem, for the leftie naturally wants to go anti-clockwise.

Otherwise, I have no idea how different I am. I am generally aware that I tend to think impressionistic, rather than linear thoughts. I am crap at everyday narrative. If someone says, "What's going on?" my answer would entail a summation of the mood, rather than a news report. I am also, tragically left handed. If I lost my right arm I would not miss it.

Mrs Weasel is also left-handed. We are both a bit strange.

8 comments:

the IMF are coming said...

I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.

Uncle Bob said...

I'm a leftie...and a bass player...though I play right-handed. I'm too tight to pay the lrftie premium in music shops.

Wrinkled Weasel said...

Lucky Bob if you can do that. I can only play left-handed, and there is only ever one LH guitar in the shop. Bastards.

Ted Foan said...

David Cameron is left-handed too. All my left-handed friends are very bright. QED: you and David Cameron are very - er, well, you!

Lorenzo said...

I get on and off bicycles the left handed side, hold cricket bats and golf clubs left handed and can't do it the other way, have the same hearing in both ears but can only use a phone on the left side but everything else I seem to be right handed. Yet my brain is still confused as it can't make a decision either way and has to see everything as symmetrical. I think my brain may have been inserted sideways or maybe back to front.

Jim Baxter said...

'My answer would entail a summation of the mood, rather than a news report.'

Nothing wrong with that. Straight Gonzo.

Dave said...

Not strange but sinister.....




I'll get my coat

Bugger said...

My sister was left handed, to the consternation of the female side of the my Mother's extended family. Later they found an aunt, married in, who was left handed to teach my sister how to knit.

The family mystery was solved, sort of, when I watched my father setting the table one night when we were expecting visitors. The knives and forks were placed on the wrong side. I told y other and she sighed that my Father always did that and said it was because he was setting the table, from the other side. She was used to correcting his placings and just went about changing them as she had always done.

I watched him on another occasion and realised he was setting them, in his eyes correctly , from the correct side of the table. He was in fact left handed and had never been allowed to be so when young.