August 13 -- International Lefthanders' Day


Today is International Lefthanders’ Day. dedicated to about ten percent of the world’s population. Famous lefthanders have ranged from Mahatma Gandhi to Jack the Ripper. Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan actually learned to play guitar left-handed so he could play like his idol, Jimi Hendrix.

From school desks to computer mice, the world is right-handed. So lefthanders, to make your day easier, a coupon is attached entitling you to a personal servant for the day. Of course, you’ll probably have to cut it out with right-handed scissors. (No coupon attached? Looks like someone already got it. Sorry.)

If you are right-handed, you can observe International Lefthanders’ Day by trying to do everything left-handed. Report your experiences here if you like. I have been doing that and it has slowed down my day so badly that it’s the reason I am so late in posting this holiday. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

If you are left-handed, share some of your daily experiences, pet peeves, etc.

And remember, lefties have rights!