"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." 1 Peter 3:15

Monday, August 13, 2007

hug a lefty today

Today is a good day. Why? because it is August 13 today. Why is August 13th a good day? Because today is Left handers day. Some people may say that this is not fair. Those people are wrong. We live in a right handed world. Every day is the right day but only one is the left day. On average, right handed people live longer then lefties. Some of you may think this is bogus, but if you think about it, it really makes sense that righties would live lives of peace and harmony while lefties die young. Everything is designed with right handed people in mind. Where is the mouse of a computer? how many desks in schools are left handed? Lefties have to rest their wrists on the brutal spirals of notebooks as they write, every word feeling the intense pain of leftiness. what side of the machine are the buttons on a pop machine? Lefties know the anguish of the scissors. The pain is as emotional as physical. Guitars. Most are designed with the right handed person in mind. You rest your right hand on the Bible while making an oath. You place your right hand on your heart while pledging aligence. the wedding ring goes on the right hand. People shake each others right hands in greeting. the left hand is left to the dirty work. I could continue, and would continue, but I don't feel like it, and since it is my holiday, I won't. This is a dominantist world. You don't believe me? Look at this--"Right handed" and "South Paw". South Paw? Yes, we are reduced to animals! Maybe some of you are finally seeing the truth. Maybe some of you are saying, "You know Tyler, you are RIGHT" But what you really mean to say is "Tyler, you are CORRECT". Is there any justice left in this world? No, it is all right.

6 comments:

The Tartski said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this post. You are absolutely right... ahem, correct, and how ignorant I am of this social marginalization is unacceptable. I hope to find ways to lift up our left-handed brothers as we strive to find equality in solidarity in this majority-rules world.

Herein lies the great failure of democracy?

Janna said...

Although you presented your points with obvious conviction, I just wanted to point out a slight error. You mistakenly wrote that wedding rings are worn on the right hand. As this is a blatant falsehood, I must dismiss the rest of this blog as unreliable as well. But I'll hug a lefty (as long as it's you) anyday.

ty said...

oh my goodness, I am ashamed at this astronomical error. I apologize to all my readers. I blame it on the fact that I have never been married. This post's credability is out the window. I am left with nothing.

Alyssa Dawn said...

I enjoyed this post and was very happy that Janna noticed the blatant error :)

lee said...

being one who greatly enjoys the sport of baseball, i can see the value of a dominant left hand. perhaps you find the term "south paw" offensive; i find it quite extraordinary. being a left-handed pitcher or first baseman is mint. mint, i tell you. cheers.

Anonymous said...

TY! i miss blogging! nice to read some older posts hehe