Re: Any other left-handers here?
I HATED it growing up. I played baseball up through high school and all I ever wanted to play was 3rd base or shortstop. Never happening, its pretty much impossible to be a left handed 3rd baseman. I got stuck at 1st base.
When I went to Marine Corps boot camp, the only benefit to being a lefty was I got to throw hand grenades first. We lefty's throw the M-67 fragmentation grenade differently so all the lefty's got to go first. At first I thought we'd get to chill while all the righty's threw....if you know anything about Marine Corps boot camp, there's no such thing as chilling. They decided we should do push ups and sit ups while everyone else waited their turn to throw.
And it was a real benefit on the rifle range....the M-16A2 is supposed to be an ambidextrous weapon....It is except for shooting lefty...ha ha. I have 2 scars on my neck where hot brass went down inside my collar. Again, if you know anything about the Marine Corps, jumping around because you are being burned with hot brass would have resulted in an ass whipping so I sucked it up and have the scars to remember it by all these years later.
Now as an adult, it doesn't really bother me. People say lefty's are artistic. I know I am very talented at drawing and design but it sort of comes naturally. I don't work at it. When my kids were young, we were drawing on the driveway with chalk. My son asked me to draw him a dinosaur so I drew this extremely detailed T-Rex for him and my wife was in awe. She said where were you hiding that talent. I just shrugged it off.
Thankfully both of my kids are righty's.
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