I am part of the 12% of the population that is left-handed. As a lefty, it's always interesting to see how people will react once they realize it. Typically, they are in awe because the majority of the world is right-handed. It is hard for them to imagine what it must be like to do everything with the other hand.

Here are some of the common phrases people will say to people like me that we have all heard before.

1. "Wait, you're left-handed?"

Yes.

2. "My friend's cousin's neighbor is left-handed too!"

3. "Have you ever tried writing with your right hand?"

4. "You must hate spiral notebooks."

I do.

5. "Let me see you write with your left hand!"