A Store just PERFECT for people who are left handed!

(This was originally posted on Monday, April 1, 2013 at another blog site.  At the time I wasn’t married yet.)

So my daughter was touring around San Francisco’s Pier 39 during her school interim’s Photography class when she came across the store called Lefty’s.

I remember seeing it before and not thinking too much of it.  I’m a rightie, so all that stuff in there was funky but neat.  Nothing useful for me in it but I do remember going now I know how the left-handed people feel.  As a rightie, trying to use a leftie’s scissor was interesting to say the least…  Who knew it made a difference, right?!  Well it does, because I could barely use the thing!

Anyway, month’s later, I saw it again with my then boyfriend and I don’t think we went into it too much but he’s a left-handed person so I thought it was fun.

In any case, my daughter took a picture of it thinking of my now fiance’.


I actually wrote them asking about left-handed mice.  Something, we righties take for granted.  See all those fancy mice with the buttons all up the sides?  You seen the gamer mice with all kinds of gadgets that make them look like robo-mice right?  No?  Well… if you were dating a gamer you would know…

In any case, the mouse I have has two buttons on the left side of it and it’s so you can go forward or back on your browser.  Pretty simple, right?  Well, if you’re a leftie, you can’t use those buttons. Why?  Because they’re on the wrong side.  You try clicking those buttons with your pinkie and/or ring finger… it’s not easy… and uncomfortable to hold your mouse that way.  So… I asked Lefty’s, do you guys sell mice?

Unfortunately, they don’t.  They send me an email within a day (super prompt! I love that!!) saying that they used to carry them but not too many people bought them.

My guess is they (lefties) got used to going without, like my fiance’ who has to buy the el cheapo mouse because that’s the only one without the buttons.  But wouldn’t it be nice if there were more options?  Well… as it turns out, there is!  Lefty’s was kind enough to send me the name of the mouse for lefties.  If you’re interested, drop me a line and I’ll tell you.

What I love though is the customer service from Lefty’s.  They could have just said no, sorry we don’t.  Or they could have ignored me or wrote to me days later like some other companies I’ve “talked” to in the past.  They could have done many a things.

But they didn’t.  They got back to me quickly and I appreciate that so much!  I’ll find something to buy from them.

It is SUPER nice to know that there are still companies out there with a heart.  Those that REALLY know what customer service is all about!  So, here’s my shout out to Lefty’s!  If you happen to be around Pier 39 give them a looksie. 🙂   Learn how to write with your left hand and be ambidextrous like I am.

At the moment, I’m looking at the left-handed notebooks and realising how annoying (not to mention painful) it must be to write with that coil digging into your hand as you write.  I’ll most likely end up buying the pruning shears.  I *do* have a hard time cutting with my right hand because sometimes you need a left handed angle and it just feels weird with the left hand, I have to twist my hand around so it cuts properly.

I think I was originally a leftie, to be honest, but where I grew up, they weren’t “allowed” so I was probably forced to be a rightie as a child.  In any case, I’m glad there’s a store like Lefty’s.  If anything, to help lefties out there! 😀

Here’s their website if you want to check them out online: https://www.leftyslefthanded.com/default.asp


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