9 Struggles The Everyday Lefty Has To Deal With In This Right-Handed World

9 Struggles The Everyday Lefty Has To Deal With In This Right-Handed World

Just a left-handed girl, living in this right-hand world.

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When you think about left-handed people, only the negative factors come to the mind first. Things like a higher risk of psychosis or early death than those who are right-handed (which can be kind of scary). There's no denying the left-handers are left out.

But the good news is, being a lefty is not all bad. Some studies even say that we are more in tune with our emotions than those who are right-handed.

With so many people living in the United States (and more coming almost every day). It's crazy to think that only 10% of the US population is truly left handed. Keeping that in mind, here are XX struggles that the everyday lefty has to deal with in a predominantly right-handed world.

1. The ink (or lead) on the side of your pinky

left hand

All lefties know that at the end of the day if they have done any type of writing there is going to be some sort of coloring on their pinky. Many common colors (at least for me) include blue, black, pencil and sometimes purple.

2. The only choice of right-handed scissors 

scissors

And the struggle that came with either trying to use them with your left and or badly cutting something with your non-dominate hand. I mean how hard is it to also have readily available lefty scissors too.

3. Right-handed desk

desks

In some classes, you were probably wondering how not a single one of the desk could be left-handed ones, surely you weren't the only left-handed person in the entire school or class.

4. Sitting next to a right-handed person during dinner or in class

desk writing

Oh, the elbow bumping that comes with it. You no longer bother apologizing, you just throw up your left hand, point to it and shrug.

Advice from a left-hander: try to either sit on the outside where my left elbow is not touching anyone or on the very inside where the only thing that my elbow is hitting is the wall. This prevents people next to you from getting too annoyed.

5. Spiral notebooks, bingers, folders, etc

spiral notebook

These are the absolute worse. One solution to the problem could be to start at the back of the notebook and work your way to the front.

6. When someone sees/hears that you are left-handed

left hand responces

No words are needed here.

7. Measuring cups

measuring cup

Hope you like the metric system!

8. The smudging

smudging

Oh the smudging! You can't write ANYTHING without smudging it.

9. Can openers

can opener

I mean is there anything worse??

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Vine may be dead but vine references live on. I still watch vine threads AT LEAST twice a day. Here are 75 of the most quotable vines:

1. "Ooooooo, he needs some milk"

2. "Hi welcome to Chili's"

3. "It is Wednesday my dudes"

4. "Country boy, I love you ahhhwweelhwh"

5. "Escalera oooooooaaaa"

6. "F**k ya chicken strips"

7. "Barbecue sauce on my titties"

8. "Gimme your F**KING money"

9. "That was legitness"

10. "Ms. Keisha, MS. KEISHA! Oh my f**king god she f**king dead"

11. "Fre sha vocado"

12. "Staaaahp I coulda dropped my croissant"

13. "That's my OPINION"

14. "You're not my dad, ugly ass f**king noodle head"

15. "What the f**k Richard"

16. "This bitch empty, YEET"

17. "Road work ahead? Yeah, I sure hope it does"

18. "What up I'm Jared I'm 19 and I never f**king learned how to read"

19. "Um I'm never been to oovoo javer"

20. "My god they were roommates"

21. "Why are you running, why are you running"

22. "Whoever threw that paper, your mom's a hoe"

23. "I can't swim"

24. "Lebron James"

25. "It's an avocado, thanksssss"

26. "Mother trucker dude that hurt like a butt cheek on a stick"

27. "Watch your profanity"

28. "I love you bitch, I ain't never gonna stop loving you, biiiiiitch"

29. "What are thoooooose"

30. "I smell like beef"

31. "You better stop"

32. "What the F**K IS UP KYLE"

33. "Come get y'all juice"

34. "Two bros, chilling in a hot tub, 5 feet apart cause they're not gay"

35. "So you just gonna bring me a birthday gift on my birthday to my birthday party on my birthday with a birthday gift."

36. "I wanna be a cowboy baby"

37. "Why you always lying"

38. "Nice Ron" "I sneezed, oh what am I not allowed to sneeze"

39. "I'm washing me and my clothes"

40. "Honey, you've got a big storm coming"

41. "XOXO, gossip girl"

42. "Shoutout to all the pear"

43. "A potato flew around my room before you came"

44. "Chipotle is my life"

45. "Look at all those chickens"

46. "YOU BETTER STOP"

47. "I like turtles"

48. "It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life, watermelon, INSIDE A WATERMELON"

49. "Deez nuts, HA GOT EM"

50. "F**k you I don't want no ravioli"

51. "21"

52. "I'm in my mum's car, broom broom"

53. "Iridocyclitis"

54. "You know what, I'm about to say it"

55. "That is NOT correct"

56. "Uh I'm not finished" "Oh my god can you let me do what I need to do"

57. "I have osteoporosis"

58. "ADAM"

59. "Merry Chrysler"

60. "Wait a minute, who ARE you"

61. "Try me bitch"

62. "When will you learn, THAT YOUR ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES"

63. "I didn't get no sleep cause of y'all, y'all not gone get no sleep cause of me"

64. "Do you want to go see Uncle Cracker or no"

65. "So no head?"

66. "You got eczema"

67. "I am shooketh"

68. "Hey my name is Trey I have a basketball game tomorrow"

69. "Can I PLEASE get a waffle"

70. "There is only one thing worse than a rapist" "A child"

71. "Ah f**k, I can't believe you've done this"

72. "Bitch I hope the f**k you do"

73. "Two shots of vodka"

74. "F**k off Janet, I'm not going to your f**king baby shower"

75. "JEEEEEZ, Jesus Christ"

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10 Struggles Of Having A Best Friend Of The Opposite Gender

If you've got a best friend of the opposite gender, then welcome to the best place to reminisce over these hardships your relationship has endured.

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I have many friendships. But one of the ones I cherish the most is my friendship with my guy best friend. There isn't much to our friendship, just the occasional name-calling and our mutual love for the McDonald's drive-thru, but that's what makes it so special: the simplicity of it all.

If you're like me, a girl with a guy best friend, then you know the constant struggles that arise with keeping these friendships. Honestly, it almost isn't worth the hassle - just kidding, sort of. Here I am today to address all of these issues, letting you know that you aren't alone, there are others out there just like you who have to explain to the waiter that he's gonna need to split that check because we are NOT together.

1. Everyone thinks you are dating

just friends

This is the most prominent issue for all male/female friendships, so let's just cut to the chase: we aren't.

2. Your significant others get very jealous

what?

Every friendship has gone through this - whether it is a platonic male/female friendship or a friendship between those of the same gender. Simply put, being in a situation where your friend's significant other doesn't like or trust you, sucks. It happens, and usually, in the end, one relationship gets the split.

3. They don't understand girl code

harry potter

My guy best friend will never know how astounding it was when Jessica got stingy about who could use her makeup or why it isn't okay for Madison to talk to Claire's ex.

4. We don't eat the same amounts of food

friends

I can't hang out with you for more than two days at a time, because a when a guy eats five meals a day (two of those meals being McDonald's) he loses 3 pounds and when I do it I go up a dress size.

5. Shopping is probably out

shopping

I can't seem to figure out why he doesn't like spending hours walking around the mall and bouncing ideas back and forth about what colors make my eyes pop the most. Men are so confusing.

6. Sleepovers are a big no (in high school, at least)

friends

Now that we're in college, sometimes I fall asleep at his dorm or vice versa and it's no big deal. However, back in high school, we weren't exactly having slumber parties and braiding each other's hair.

7. When we're together in public, potential suitors think I'm taken

taken

Since I never get hit on in public, I assume it has to be because I'm always with my male best friend and guys think that we are an item. This has to be why. Case closed.

8. No wardrobe swapping

dancing

I buy my sweatshirts in XL and only in grey and black so he actually has worn those before, but that is the exception, not the rule.

9. He doesn't understand why I have to put on makeup

why

What if my ex is at Target? That's reason enough.

10.  Splitting checks at restaurants is a hassle

eating

We eat out. A lot. And most servers automatically assume that we're on one check. That's fine, really. But we're both paying with a card and my Venmo balance is at zero so now we are at an awkward impasse where I have to explain to you that he's not buying me breakfast. I know, I know, chivalry is dead.

Next to come, all the reasons why having a best friend of the opposite gender is a great experience. If I can manage to come up with more than two reasons...

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