Left-Handed People Break Down Their Biggest Daily Struggles
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Simply put, this is a right-hander's world.

It's unfair, it's lazy design, and it's narrow-minded. But it's absolutely true.

And a lefty will be the first in line to confirm that fact. Unless you are indeed left-handed, there are so many minor annoyances and struggles throughout the day that you'd never even be aware of.

Thankfully, Reddit is here to raise our consciousness.

Redditor adkermis asked:

"Left handers. What do you still struggle with in today's age?"

Many people talked about the everyday tools and instruments that were clearly designed without even a moment's thought for left-handed people.

Little by Little

"Brooms/Mops - if you use a broom (or mop) which is screwed on to a handle and brush with it left handed (so the pressure is on the wrong side), it gradually unscrews as you use it and the broom head falls off."

"It's really annoying, but I try to cope with it by cleaning as little as possible!"

-- SuperCoffeePowersGo

Serious Business

"Most power tools are much more dangerous to use left handed because you have to awkwardly fumble around to reach safety and power switches."

-- nails_for_breakfast

Lines Down the Arm

"Ringed notebooks are the devil. And pens whose ink doesn't dry fast enough, so it gets all messy when your hand goes over it."

-- Worried-Smile

Kitchen Obstacles

"my mom's a lefty. She said ladles and scissors are made for rightys and that is a daily struggle/annoyance for her. I also got her a lefty Pyrex measuring cup that she really appreciated too"

-- dfresh

Some people harkened back to the struggles of life in grade school. Even some teachers don't make way for left handers.

Writing Blind

"Learning cursive!!! All of the 'follow the dotted line' lettering was on the left side of the paper.... being covered by my hand when I started to write. My teacher told me she'd find me a lefty copy. That was 8 years ago."

-- glybirdy

SHAME

"The fact that my teacher when i was five years old shamed and trained me to use my right hand, and then every teacher after her gave me extra homework, practising handwriting because my right handed scribbling was practically illegible."

-- fugaziozbourne

All-Day Battle

"In school, people put me on the desk to the right of a righty, you know how often we elbow bump eachother. Also pencils, it gets all over the side of my hand and it's just annoying, many other things as well but I'm not going to list them all"

-- Mikegaming202

And a few chose to capture the essence of what it actually feels like to be a lefty in the abstract sense.

Recognition

"Every time I see one of these posts I always click on them. It's like seeing your native country mentioned somewhere and you just have to see what it's about"

-- Left-Cryptographer37

Adapt or Die

"As a lefty, I've come to the realization that in the real world you're either right handed or ambidextrous."

-- glybirdy

Celebrity Status

" 'Oh, you're left handed? My brother's girlfriend's dog's walker is left handed!' " -- Hund5353

"YES! Or, 'oh, you must be really creative!' ???" -- abloco89

Hopefully this list will have you taking an extra second to consider left-handed people next time you put together a snack table, arts and crafts, or even a tool.

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