When the nurse came in to give me my shot yesterday, she asked me if I was right or left handed, so that she wouldn’t “poke” me in my dominant arm. I replied that I was a righty without thinking much about it, so she gave me the needle in my left arm. Shortly after when I was taken to the lab to get blood work done, without thinking, I offered the same arm.
But as I got into my car afterward and started the drive home, my driving arm was sore and quite heavy. I looked down and realized that I drive with my left hand. I use my right to turn corners and whatnot, but I almost always drive just with my left hand.
The Hubster and I have had this discussion before, as he can’t quite figure out how I do things. For example…
I write with my right hand.
…but I’m left handed in hockey.
I hold a baseball bat to my left.
…but I catch with my right.
I eat with my right hand.
…but I drive with my left.
I hold my purse in my left hand, or wear it on my left arm.
…and I use both hands to apply my make-up, depending on what I’m putting on.
I know that I’m “right handed”, but when I think about it, I’m also pretty comfortable using my left for a lot of things that I do on a daily basis. The Hubster is a righty for almost everything, and has been surprised on more than one occasion when I go to use my left hand / side for something he expects me to do with my right.
Seriously–have you ever thought about it? Think about the small tasks you do on a daily basis… are you complete righty or lefty? Or are you somewhere in the middle?