Indulging the loony left tendency

Ask anyone who’s disabled, elderly, female, non-white or gay and they’ll tell you: “I’m glad I’m not left-handed. I may be at a disadvantage in the job market and be unable to go out at night in safety, but they have a terrible time. Imagine, having to wrestle with a backwards can-opener!”

Thank Heavens, then, for Left-Handers Day. Organised by the International Left-Handers Club and specialist retailer Anything Left-Handed, the day aims to “create awareness among the right-handed majority”.

To illustrate the point of how many seemingly everyday tasks the sinister minority finds impossible, here is a picture of a left-handed camera. Far be it for the Diary to carp, but surely anyone who is unable to use an ordinary camera surely has rather more to worry about than which side the button is on…

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