No Left-Handed Person Wants to Hear Any of These 7 Things

August 10, 2022

Among the list of totally natural things Nigerians consider wrong and disrespectful is being left-handed. Why? We’re not sure. 

But regardless of how you feel about people using their left hand, here are some statements you shouldn’t be saying to them. 

You use your left hand? Eyah, kpele 

Sure, it’s hard for lefties to survive in a world designed for right-handed people. But it’s definitely not a disability, so please keep your fake pity to yourself. 

Use your other hand 

At this point, we’re convinced Nigerians hate to see you happy, because tell us wetin consine you? Why would someone using their left hand to function bother you so much?

Why didn’t your parents try to change you? 

We don’t know what you’re trying to say, but this is giving “they should have switched you at the hospital”. 

Who are you giving something with your left hand? 

This is not even a question that needs an answer. 

We’ve asked: Interview With Left Hand: “Why Do Nigerians Think I’m a Bad Hand?” 

You must be very smart

Even though you mean this as a compliment, left-handed people don’t take it as such. Trust us, we asked. No one wants to deal with the pressure and unrealistic expectations of being smart or creative based on handedness. Also, it’s a myth. Rest.

Why are you eating with your left hand?

How would you like it if someone asked you why you’re so dull? Since we’re asking all the obvious questions now. 

Have you tried to use your right hand before? 

Hmmm, have you tried to use your brain before? 

You must be stubborn 

Where did you get this idea? If refusing to change the hand they use simply to fit in, means being stubborn, then maybe we should all be stubborn, TBH. 

Also read: If You Grew Up Left-Handed, Allow Us Tell Your Story 

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