25 Annoyingly Inconvenient Everyday Struggles Of Left-Handed People

Stirring Spoons...

Stirring Spoons...

...are always slanted the wrong way. Sure, it's not a huge problem but hey, what is?!

Door Handles

Door Handles

Door handles are almost always on the wrong side and so you have to reach across your body to use them.

Golf Clubs

Golf Clubs

You can't share golf clubs with anyone which makes it a problem if you're a part-timer and don't really want to invest in your own. Also, if you hire them, there is nowhere near the selection that's available to right-handers.

Measuring Cups

Measuring Cups

The measurements on a measuring cup are usually on the wrong side of the handle. Kind of defeats the purpose of it being a measuring cup if you can't use it to measure stuff, right?

Dry Erase Boards

Dry Erase Boards

Writing on these things is way more difficult than it seems.

Social Stigma

Social Stigma

Okay, so this doesn't really affect all of us but it is true that in some parts of the world, left-handed children are forced to write right-handed because there exists some sort of social stigma when it comes to left-handed people. On a related topic, when I was 8 a school teacher made me bat right-handed playing softball because she thought I was doing it wrong by taking a left-handed stance and I totally sucked.

Handshakes

Handshakes

Obviously you can still use your right hand but you just have to remember to give it an extra bit of a squeeze to match someone who's shaking using their dominant hand.

Binders

Binders

The rings always get in the way when you're trying to write in binders.

Guitars

Guitars

Yeah sure, Hendrix, Cobain, whatever. Most of them are still made for right-handed people.

In The Kitchen

In The Kitchen

When you're at the kitchen sink, the meal prep working space is almost always to the right.

Toilet Paper

Toilet Paper

Usually have to reach across because it's on the wrong side.

Hey, we never said any of these were life-threatening, just that the world is less perfect when you're left-handed, okay?!

The Mouse

The Mouse

It's always on the wrong side at a PC, isn't it?

Scissors

Scissors

We don't want any jokes being made about left-handed screwdrivers here, alright?

But when it comes to scissors, they are usually uncomfortable. Well, they are!

Gaming

Gaming

You know what I'm saying. This is ridiculous.

Old Style School Desks

Old Style School Desks

Lots of schools insist on keeping this design ....which is for right-handed people.

Restaurants

Restaurants

Well, clearly this doesn't concern places like McDonalds where they cater perfectly for people who happen to be left-hand dominant by simply not providing cutlery to anyone. We're talking of the classier restaurant where they have, like, glasses and stuff....

You always have to reposition everything and it is indeed an issue, okay?

Vebding Machines

Vebding Machines

If you want to use your dominant hand at a vending machine, you have to stand out to the right of the machine and then look across to see what it is you're purchasing. Yeah, just sue your non-dominant hand for this one time during the day, you may suggest but trust me, the frustration builds up!

Novelty Mugs

Novelty Mugs

Novelty mugs are the one remaining place where it's okay to have a really bad pun and for that to still be cool. But when you're the only one who can see it because it doesn't face outwards ....well, that is the absolute worst!

Old-School Door Handles

Old-School Door Handles

You know those big old ornamental door handles like this one? Well, they always cater to the right hand. Always!

Power Tools

Power Tools

Power tools should be for the equal use of either left or right hand, right? Yeah, well some of them aren't!

Right-Handed People

Right-Handed People

I hate it when someone all of a sudden remarks "Oh I didn't know you were left-handed!" like it's some big revelation. I mean, I didn't just come out as a Republican or anything! Geez!

Formal Dining

Formal Dining

Like, when you're at an event and everyone's got to be on their best behavior, especially when they're eating. Here's you bumping elbows with the person next to you who's thinking the got the short straw sitting next to a leftie.

Pumping Gas

Pumping Gas

Try doing this with your left hand, using the image as a guide. You're welcome!

Can Openers

Can Openers

Almost impossible. Oh Lord, give me strength! No seriously, this isn't metaphorical. I actually need a bit more strength in my right hand. That and world peace, etc.

Public Use Pens

Public Use Pens

You know when you go to the post office or any other place where you need to use a pen that's attached to a chain to remind you not to steal the pen? Well, it's already a shitfight in itself. Try managing it when the chain is lying across the paper you're trying to write on!