Left Handers Day: 13 things you only know if you are left handed

You have found a method to avoid smudging ink everywhere (Picture: Getty)

Being a leftie is like being in an exclusive club so naturally we’re used to people being intrigued by our special ways.

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There aren’t many of us lefties around, so of course when we are spotted in our natural habitat such as struggling with a pen at the bank, battling a tin can opener or smudging the ink on an important document we are treated like rare unicorns.

And although it isn’t always fun trying to operate scissors, or constantly moving cutlery from the right to the left you wouldn’t change your leftie ways for anything.

1. Everything smudges

Right handed people have got it so good, because they write away from the ink. Whereas us lefties are writing into the ink, and this leads to severe smudges when using anything other than a humble biro.

Those fancy fountain pens are the absolute worst.

2. The lovely staining on your hand

Writing into the ink results not only in smudging, but also leaves a beautiful stain all across the side of your hand.

This is usually either a lovely hue of grey, black or blue.

If you’re been super busy that day, then sometimes you are blessed with a fusion of all three. Fantastic.

3. There is a technique

When it comes to writing you have two options, either throw yourself into the world of smudged documents or adopt the special writing technique that involves looking like you’re writing upside down.

If you have adopted the latter then you have lost count of how many people have been interested in your supposed upside down writing skills.

In fact, you didn’t even realise it was something special until people pointed it out to you.

4. The Leftorium = the dream

Ah Ned Flanders, he made our dreams comes true with his special store.

Your dream was always to visit a real life treasure trove full of everything for your leftie needs.

The stuff of dreams (Picture: Fox)

5. Primary school challenges

Growing up…

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