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The 21 Absolute Worst Things For Left-Handed People

Damn you, spiral notebooks!

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We asked followers of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the hardest part about being a lefty. Here are the painfully accurate results.

1. Accidentally coloring your whole hand in pencil.


2. Spiral notebooks.


3. Having to fit your hands between the binder rings.

4. Smearing literally every word while writing.

5. Struggling to find a lefty desk at school.

6. Bank pens.


7. Being forced to swipe your credit card with your RIGHT hand.

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9. Having elbow wars with right-handed people while eating.


10. Can openers, the bane of your existence.

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11. The number pad being on the right-hand side.

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12. Dealing with a computer mouse that was built for righties.

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13. Immediately erasing everything you just wrote on a white board.


14. Learning how to play literally any instrument.

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15. Never being able to cut ANYTHING in elementary school.


16. Soooo many pens don't work!


17. For example, writing with a fountain pen is a bitter fantasy.

18. Video game controllers: made for righties.

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19. The inconvenience of car cup holders.

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20. Fighting over the one lefty glove in gym class.

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21. And most importantly, always hearing "Wow, you're a lefty?! I had no idea!"


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