Step 1: Put on a pair of pants that have pockets in the back (that close with a button).
Step 2: Try to button the back left pocket with your right hand.
That’s what happened to me the other day. I was at work and noticed that my back left pocket was unbuttoned. It was bothering the heck out of me. My right obliques hurt because I was trying so hard to get at that dang button. It’s not like I could ask a co-worker to button it for me, ya know? Honestly, I almost went into the bathroom to take my pants off just to button that pocket.
And what was the big deal, anyway? It’s not like I even keep anything in that pocket.
In case you weren’t aware (though the domain may have given it away), I only have one hand. It’s the right one. So, all my left pockets are unused. And this is just one of the situations I encounter on a daily basis as a man who is living one-handed.
And this is the first post of what I’m sure will be hundreds.
Soon I’ll be posting videos of myself doing things one-handed (by popular demand) and I’ll be writing a lot about my experiences growing-up and living as a one-handed person. I want this to be interactive and hope you’ll give your input and perspective. I hope you’ll ask questions, too! I hope you’ll laugh and cry and learn and be encouraged…
I hope you’ll find this to be a place of humor, help and hope.
P.S. To add insult to injury, there wasn’t even a button to button! IT WAS MISSING. Sheesh.