25 Struggles Right Handed People Will Never Understand

Posted by , Updated on November 19, 2022

The world is designed for right handed people. Whether it’s a desk, a power tool, a door handle, or even utensils, they’re all made to work with people who’s right hand is dominant. The left-handers just can’t seem to catch a break. These are 25 Struggles Right Handed People Will Never Understand.

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Stirring spoons are slanted the wrong way on the bottom for scraping the pot.

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You always end up reaching across your body to open the door.

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You can’t share golf clubs with anyone.

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Whenever you hold a measuring cup, your hand covers the measurements.

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Writing on dry erase boards is borderline impossible.

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In some societies, children are forced to write with their right hands due to social stigma against left handed people.

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People always go for the right handed shake, so you have to make sure to squeeze a little harder.

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It’s almost impossible to write on binders with the rings always getting in the way.

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Guitars are usually made for righties.

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The work area in kitchens is almost always to the right of the cooking surface.

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To get toilet paper, you always have to reach across your body.

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Want to know more about left-handedness? Check out 25 Little Known Facts About Left Handedness.


The computer mouse is always on the wrong side.

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Scissors are uncomfortable to use

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All the action buttons on video game controllers are always on the right side.

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Classroom desks are all made for right handed people. It makes writing extremely uncomfortable.

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You always have to reposition your drink at restaurants.

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Whenever you’re putting change in a vending machine, you have to stand all the way to right of it. It just feels...awkward.

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Nobody sees the jokes on your novelty coffee mugs.

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If a handle is molded, it's molded to fit a right hand.

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Power tools are designed for right handed people, and they’re already dangerous enough as it is.

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Always having people say, “No way, you’re left handed?” all while you’ve been writing things directly in front of them forever.

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Formal dining events are uncomfortable because you end up bumping elbows with the people next to you.

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When you pump gas, the hose gets tangled because you have to do more turns than a right handed person to get in a comfortable pumping position.

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Can openers are surprisingly tough to use.

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Enjoy this post? Take a look at 25 Ways Lefties Are Better Than Righties.


Pens chained to counters always end up with their chains lying across the paper you are trying to write on.

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