Friday, August 28, 2009

TBWCYL Day 240 - Southpaw

Today's task was simple. All day, instead of using my right hand for everything like I normally do I was to use my left. Sounds simple right? Well, as I dropped cereal down the front of my shirt via a left hand spooning I realized maybe this won't be so easy.

I had no trouble starting the car or driving but when I got to work I realized that to do this right I really needed to swap my watch. You see, I am quite opposite of most people and even though I am right handed I still wear my watch on the right wrist. In the car I put it on my left though, and was uncomfortable all day. The added weight made all the difference. By the end, my wrist swelled up a bit and the band got to tight so I had to remove it.

Here is a fun fact. Wiping your butt isn't easy with your opposite hand. I know because after my BYOM party, I had to go and it didn't run as smoothly at the end as it usually does.

In general use I did fine with leading with my left hand. Opening doors, drinking and the like were easy enough. I know at least one of you is thinking it so I will just come out and say it. Yes, I did and it was weird. my shoulder cramped up and it wasn't nearly as coordinated as it usually is.

That is all,

Newt

p.s. I typed this entire post with only my left hand. It took 15 minutes.

4 Ripples in the pond:

Simon said...

All right – I’ll be the first one to say it: “I’d give my right arm to be ambidextrous.”

And congratulations.

Trinity said...

Ha, I sometimes think I could be ambidextrous if I had only given it more time.

Girl Interrupted said...

So did wearing your watch on the opposite wrist have any effect your inappropriate sniffing thing?

Trinity said...

Actually, come to think of it, I didn't sniff either of my wrists that day. Wow. I hadn't noticed it.