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Sep. 2nd, 2008 @ 05:26 pm Ouch
Ouch, ouch, ouch. I caught the index finger of my left hand in the door at St Pat's this morning. At first I thought it was just bruised, but a bit later I discovered it was bleeding; I'd lifted up quite a big flap of skin right beside the finger nail. I had trouble writing all morning, but it's settled down a bit now and typing is fine, though writing is still a bit awkward.

Another ouch: last Thursday at FAW I had to use a pair of right handed scissors because there only seemed to be the one pair in the whole place. I don't care if scissors don't have the blades placed for left handed cutting, but when the handles are shaped for right handers it makes them quite painful for left handed use because of the way the thumb grip digs into the thumb. Why or why are they still making scissors with that definite right handed shaping? Surely it's not hard to shape the handles to suit either hand. It's unacceptably discriminatory in my opinion, and shows the blindness the majority group (any majority) can have towards a minority group.
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Date:September 2nd, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)

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I agree totally. Right handers are completely oblivious to how we left handers have to adapt to their world. It's only when a right-handed friend tries to do something in my kitchen that it might dawn on them. (They can't cut properly using my left-handed bread knife, for example, and can't get anything out of my left-handed italic fountain pen.)

BTW, you can find lots of left-handed scissors here: http://www.thelefthandedsite.com/categories/left_handed_scissors