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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeNov 15th, 2010 10:00pm (Nov 15th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    This month has been renamed 'Movember' in aid of men's cancer charity, and I'm taking part!

    The Mo, slang for moustache, and November come together each year for Movember.

    Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men's health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men's health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.

    I have to admit I can't grow anything like a moustache or beard at the best of times, so at the moment I have a gingery itchy (and a bit pubey) mess on my lip, but hopefully it will put a growth spurt on soon!

    If you want to help, then have a look at my 'mo space' page, and support me here.

    Those that do support me, will receive pics of my pitiful growth so far and get regular updates!

    Those that don't, don't get to see my ridiculous Village People style face. ;-)

    All proceeds go to The Prostate Cancer Charity and Everyman (Institute of Cancer Research). More info here.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 16th, 2010 2:24am (Nov 16th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    No dad, don't do it you fooooool!!!!!!!!!

    So good you posted it twice too, eh? ;)
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeNov 16th, 2010 9:30am (Nov 16th 2010)
     
    I have a problem with supporting charities in this kind of way.
    I really do feel that the performance being done should provide some benefit for others, rather than these often rather self centered activities. eg., parachute jumps etc.,

    Best of luck with the 'tash growing. As my Dad would say "What is a kiss without a moustashe?"
    :kissing:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeNov 16th, 2010 9:54am (Nov 16th 2010) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: ollie in UKI have a problem with supporting charities in this kind of way.
    I really do feel that the performance being done should provide some benefit for others, rather than these often rather self centered activities. eg., parachute jumps etc.,


    How is growing a stupid 'tache benefiting me?

    At least it doesn't cost the charity anything, so all the donation goes to them, not towards any costs.

    If you don't want to donate then that's fine but to dismiss it in such a mean-spirited way (and incorrectly too) is a bit too much.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 16th, 2010 2:38pm (Nov 16th 2010) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hmm, I can't think of anything that you can do that can't be classed as self-centred in some way, other than volunteering - but that's totally different as that's giving your time rather than money. Surely even the 30 mile bike ride would be classed as self-centred rather than benefiting anybody else then, even if it's raising money for them?

    I understand the idea of it being self-centred if it is a parachute jump or something similar, that is if it was something you've always wanted to do and, because you are doing it for charity, you get to do it for free at the expense of the charity...

    I guess the way I think of it...if the event / 'thing' taking place is raising money (such as growing a moustache!) then it is providing benefit for others, and I'm happy with that :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeNov 16th, 2010 2:42pm (Nov 16th 2010)
     
    I did not say I am refusing to donate, I am suggesting that the project actually be productive also, which would give a double wammy to the charity.
    (I have already made a donation to this charity more locally).
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeNov 16th, 2010 2:53pm (Nov 16th 2010)
     
    Red said:-
    "I understand the idea of it being self-centred if it is a parachute jump or something similar, that is if it was something you've always wanted to do and, because you are doing it for charity, you get to do it for free at the expense of the charity..."


    I was unaware that the participants of charity events were funded by the charity.
    That seems rather over the top to me and a bit selfish too, having a charity fund me to do something I have always wanted to do, hoping that they may show a profit.

    Now where did I see that brochure for a World Cruise, maybe some charity will fund me for that....
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeNov 16th, 2010 3:09pm (Nov 16th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: ollie in UKI am suggesting that the project actually be productive also, which would give a double wammy to the charity.


    So men raising awareness and money for a cancer charity is not productive?! Wow.

    You better tell those Breast cancer charities to stop doing their 'non productive' stupid walks and fun runs while you are at it.

    Unfortunately my powers of molecular science are probably not up to the cancer charities' requirements, so I am probably limited to gathering sponsorship and spreading awareness instead.

    Anyway, thank you to Helen, Lyle and Scarlet who have all donated!

    I was unaware that the participants of charity events were funded by the charity.
    That seems rather over the top to me and a bit selfish too, having a charity fund me to do something I have always wanted to do, hoping that they may show a profit.


    You simply don't understand how it works. You are required to gather a minimum sponsorship level, so that it covers the cost and the charity gets a decent amount.

    Of course it's selfish in some respects but for many it provides the impetus to actually go out and do something for charity, and for the sponsors they may not have donated unless their friend/family was taken part personally.

    However that's NOT the case with Movember, all the money goes to the charities.

    Now where did I see that brochure for a World Cruise, maybe some charity will fund me for that....


    I think you highlighted your own failings there... Anyway if the cruise is for a decent length of time I might throw in a couple of quid.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeNov 16th, 2010 4:22pm (Nov 16th 2010)
     
    I have done a lot of work for Breast Cancer, having now a very flat chest myself!

    I have staffed a regular stall in the hospital, which also involved obtaining goods to sell.

    I also, alongside my Consultant, achieved a separate unit for this proceedure in Leeds (rather than, as my first experience, being on a mixed sex ward!) by lobbying vociferously various folks within the NHS system..

    There are other things that can be done. I don't dissaprove of the fun stuff if the "work" itself is helpful.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 16th, 2010 5:16pm (Nov 16th 2010)
     
    I see what Ollie means sort of; like litter-picking for charity or something would be a double whammy in that the charity gains and so does the environment. On the other hand, I will get a certain amount of vicious delight from seeing Our Leader Neil make an arse of himself....:rolling:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 16th, 2010 7:17pm (Nov 16th 2010) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    But how is holding a stall in a hospital and raising money for a charity any different to doing a sponsored bungee jump or growing a moustache? Working in a stall is still just a way of making money? :huh:

    Yeah I can see that CC, I always think of volunteering and raising money for charity as two very different things (unless it's working *in* a charity shop!), but combining them is a good idea for people who have the time to actually physically *do* something.

    That's why I like the moustache idea, because it's something that anybody can do - people who work long hours and don't have the time to spare? Well, all they have to do is grow a moustache! That doesn't take up any time, in fact it saves time :lol: By posting it on here my dad's spread the word to the other (very few!) male forum members, too.

    I think that any way to raise money for charity is a good way really :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 16th, 2010 9:48pm (Nov 16th 2010)
     
    I think the whole point of any charity venture is to find a different 'spin' on it to try to tap in to a different source of funding (or to pick a different pocket!) I get fed up of being asked to buy raffle tickets, sponsor someone/something in a foreign country, and it makes me feel really mean but I am sick to death of sponsoring people to do that bloody walk for breast cancer. I was asked by 7 people to sponsor them this year (it was more last year!) I sponsored 3 and apologised to the others but its just too much. I donate each month to my chosen charities.

    I think growing a 'tache is a real novelty - well done to whoever came up with that one!

    By the way, don't forget that men get breast cancer too Neil, so that charity benefits both sexes!
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeNov 17th, 2010 9:51am (Nov 17th 2010) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: KatebBy the way, don't forget that men get breast cancer too Neil, so that charity benefits both sexes!


    I didn't think of that! I wasn't insinuating that those charities were less deserving, I was just pointing out Ollie's rather skewed viewpoint...

    I think Scarlet has hit the nail on the head, the Movember thing is a nice quirky idea that doesn't cost the charity anything, but even more importantly is it's easy to do (but still out of the ordinary for most blokes), and doesn't require taking hours out of your schedule to do (other than grooming it - if only I had enough to groom - haha!) If it was time-consuming, then I simply couldn't take part in it - my time is spent either at work, or spending time with family, or more recently at home decorating...

    Should I feel guilty because I don't have umpteen hours to spend for the good of others? I'm sorry if this sounds selfish, but I just don't have enough hours in a day, and my family come first, so something like Movember is perfect. We give to charity by donation but it's nice to physically take part in something.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeNov 17th, 2010 9:58am (Nov 17th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    A big thank you to Kate and CC, I'm sending out pics (try not to eat before viewing) today!! :face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeNov 17th, 2010 3:11pm (Nov 17th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    And a big thank you to Lyle too, cheers! :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 17th, 2010 4:17pm (Nov 17th 2010)
     
    Posted By: RedThat's why I like the moustache idea, because it's something that anybody can do

    Speak for yourself, dahling...:rolling:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 17th, 2010 10:56pm (Nov 17th 2010)
     
    I think its quite unusual for a man to be sponsored (or is that just in my world)! And no, you hadn't insinuated the charity was less deserving, but its one of those odd things that people forget so I like to point it out! There's a TV ad for insurance against "womens cancers" and it mentions breast cancer.
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeNov 18th, 2010 10:29am (Nov 18th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Kate did you get the pics? I know CC did 'cos she took the mick! :face-plain:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 18th, 2010 6:35pm (Nov 18th 2010)
     
    Moi? :gasp: :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 18th, 2010 8:59pm (Nov 18th 2010)
     
    Oh, that was you?! I thought it was an escaped prisoner from youth offenders with that bum fluff all over his chin!!!.

    I've printed them off and put them over the fireplace to keep Caitlyn away from it. :loco:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 18th, 2010 11:10pm (Nov 18th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: KatebOh, that was you?! I thought it was an escaped prisoner from youth offenders with that bum fluff all over his chin!!!.

    I've printed them off and put them over the fireplace to keep Caitlyn away from it.<img src=" title=":loco:" />

    :lol:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeNov 19th, 2010 7:18am (Nov 19th 2010) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh. Ha ha. :face-devil-grin:

    You are all so nice to me, now I'm been used to ward children away from dangerous objects! (lol!)

    It's still at the itchy phase (most people at work said they'd passed this by day 4 or 5 - I'm on day 14)

    I vaguely remember a children's book from first school where the old man was trying to grow a beard so he put salt on his face to make the hairs thirsty and come out for a drink, then tie nots in them to stop them going back?! Not that I'm that desperate or anything!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 19th, 2010 7:35pm (Nov 19th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    That sounds like the creepiest book ever!
    0__o
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeNov 19th, 2010 9:15pm (Nov 19th 2010)
     
    A great cause indeed Neil, we have given a donation here locally. Our local GP is sporting a very thin mo, he looks like the bad guy in a western, I hardly recognised him when he spoke to me, for a
    mo-ment I thought, why is that man talking to me???
    :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 19th, 2010 11:41pm (Nov 19th 2010)
     
    When the NHL ice hockey teams start fighting it out for the Stanley cup at the end of the season lots of them grow play-off beards (superstition!) They seem to range from a bit of bum fluff to a full blown grizzly Adams! Can't see you getting to that stage with your mo, but just think how great it'll be when you can shave it off!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 20th, 2010 1:45am (Nov 20th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: Trevs MumA great cause indeed Neil, we have given a donation here locally. Our local GP is sporting a very thin mo, he looks like the bad guy in a western, I hardly recognised him when he spoke to me, for a
    mo-ment I thought, why is that man talking to me???
    <img src=" />

    Hahahahaha!
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeNov 21st, 2010 10:31am (Nov 21st 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I do think it's funny how it completely changes some people, mine is still itching, and still at the bum-fluff stage! I had some sever pee-taking though on a family meal last night from Lou (Helen's sister) who seriously couldn't believe I would go out in public looking like that. Hell, I've probably looked worse!

    Will send updated pics to the donaters tomorrow - something to not look forward to!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 21st, 2010 8:35pm (Nov 21st 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I can't wait to be traumatised all over agagin...! :gasp:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 21st, 2010 9:05pm (Nov 21st 2010)
     
    I wonder if the movember movement have a 'worst effort' section? YOu could be on to a winner if they have Neil! :crazy:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd, 2010 5:29pm (Nov 22nd 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I could definitely be in with a shout with these last pics I've just sent out...

    Not sure if you Movember supporters are lucky or unlucky!! Mind you, you have the means for blackmailing me for many years to come!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd, 2010 5:30pm (Nov 22nd 2010)
     
    Are you sure it's not just an eyebrow come down for a drink....? :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd, 2010 7:57pm (Nov 22nd 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh my god that is terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have never seen anything that bad in all my life! Why is it such a different colour to your hair?!?!!? It looks like you've dyed it!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd, 2010 9:48pm (Nov 22nd 2010)
     
    I didn't realise you were ginger!!! You are a dead ringer for my friend's brother. Its not a good look! (Roll round December!!!)
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd, 2010 10:33am (Nov 23rd 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Lol! Yes, but by that time I might have decided to keep it! :face-monkey:

    Most of the people on here have no idea what we're on about, lucky for me :face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd, 2010 10:39am (Nov 23rd 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I refuse to be seen with you till it is gone...!

    Dad, can you help me? My AVG said that I needed to update it for a 2011 version because the other runs out beginning of December or something, but it won't let me delete the old one?! Lyle has tried too but it refuses to budge, and until it's deleted we can't install the new one!
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd, 2010 1:38pm (Nov 23rd 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Doesn't it just delete the old one as part of the install process?

    Not too hot on AVG but I'll have a look into it...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd, 2010 6:43pm (Nov 23rd 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Nah, it says halfway through that it can't install because the old version is still there...but every time we tried to delete the old one it says it failed un-installing! So now I don't even know if I have anti-virus or not :mad:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd, 2010 11:32pm (Nov 23rd 2010)
     
    Who's AVG have you got? Is there a contact address where you can mail and ask them what to do?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 25th, 2010 8:02pm (Nov 25th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    It's a free one...I'll phone my dad at some point and bug him about it. If I get a virus at some point he's to blame now! :face-devil-grin:

    Dad, how's the 'tache?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 25th, 2010 8:53pm (Nov 25th 2010)
     
    Posted By: RedDad, how's the 'tache?

    Why? You aren't thinking of breeding Pearl with it, are you??? :gasp:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 27th, 2010 4:13am (Nov 27th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    No, she would die on the spot from horror!!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeDec 6th, 2010 12:06am (Dec 6th 2010)
     
    Posted By: chief chickenAre you sure it's not just an eyebrow come down for a drink....?:rolling:" aria-posinset="0" aria-setsize="0" hspace="0" alt=":rolling:" vspace="0" loop="1" src="http://www.hencam.co.uk/hencam_forum/extensions/Vanillacons/smilies/happy/rolling.gif" ismap="false" width="39" start="fileopen" height="15" />



    ha ha ha ha ha:lol:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 11th, 2011 9:11pm (Aug 11th 2011)
     
    Right Neil, September the 5th is Freddie Mercury Day; stop shaving NOW! I can't grow a moustache (as far as I know...), so I'm painting my fingernails black that day, a la Freddie.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeAug 11th, 2011 9:35pm (Aug 11th 2011)
     
    I was fascinated by that man - and I don't even care for pop music - or much other music either really - rather listen to the birds twittering - oh, and clucking !
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeAug 11th, 2011 9:37pm (Aug 11th 2011)
     
    Oh, and I could grow a tash of a kind! but not to rival Freddie's.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 11th, 2011 11:33pm (Aug 11th 2011)
     
    Its left-handers day this Saturday. Are there any lefties out there besides me?
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeAug 12th, 2011 9:11am (Aug 12th 2011) edited
     
    I'm right handed but left footed - most odd - I push a scooter with my right foot and take a high jump from the other side, the left side - no, not from the back, as I had to explain to one student-gym teacher!!!
    :cute-chick:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 12th, 2011 6:50pm (Aug 12th 2011)
     
    I'm right handed but tune pianos left handed...
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeAug 12th, 2011 7:47pm (Aug 12th 2011)
     
    Does that make the flats go upside down ?

    Don't you use both hands?
    Shows how much I know about tuning pianos...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 12th, 2011 8:17pm (Aug 12th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I'm ambidextrous, can write with both hands...stopped using my left so much yonks ago, so I'm not as good as I used to be. I use my left hand for lots of things though.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 12th, 2011 11:38pm (Aug 12th 2011)
     
    My brother was right handed but taught himself to write with his left as well. He never told anyone though - he was worried that if he ever broke his arm he'd still have to go to school! (He never did!)

    I think Caitlyn will be left-handed, and maybe Shaun too though he's too young to judge yet. I love some of the left-handed products - scissors (right handers have great trouble using them usually!), I had a left-handed ruler for a while that ran from 30cm to 0cm, I have a left-handed cheque book (not that it'll be much use for much longer!) Can openers are really hard - I'm 46 now and still have lots of trouble. Did you know bread knives are serrated for right-handers too? Explains why I could never cut crusty bread and had to get hubby to do it!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeAug 13th, 2011 10:02am (Aug 13th 2011)
     
    My domestic science teacher wrote great screeds on the blackboard and when one hand got tired she switched. You couldn't see the join either!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 13th, 2011 10:38pm (Aug 13th 2011)
     
    How fab! I tried several times to learn to write with my right hand but without success. In my first year at infant school the teacher made me hold the pen in my right hand. I got told off if I switched to my left, and I got told off for having scruffy handwriting. It wasn't until the next year another teacher came up to me, removed the pen from my right hand and placed it in my left. Can't say my writing miraculously improved, but it made it a darn sight easier to do!

    Happy Left-Handers Day everyone!!!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2011 10:29am (Aug 14th 2011)
     
    Isn't it great when a teacher can see what is needed rather than imposing own pre-conceived ideas.
    That teacher deserves a medal for making such a difference to your childhood.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2011 10:47pm (Aug 14th 2011)
     
    Yes, she does. I was at great pains to point out to my son's teachers that he was left-handed, but it was never an issue with them. I think times have changed for the most part thankfully. My granddaughter is a leftie, and it looks like Shaun could well be too. Their dad is, but my other son is right handed.
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2011 12:32pm (Aug 15th 2011)
     
    I'm a left handed except that I write right-handed because they beat that out of me at nursery and at school.
    I can write with my left hand if I need to because it still seems natural to me to do so but having written right handed for so many years, I'm used to it now.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 15th, 2011 8:46pm (Aug 15th 2011)
     
    There seem to be different degrees of left-handedness. I seem to be middle of the road, but I know people who write left handed but do everything else right handed, and those that have a completely dominant left hand.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 16th, 2011 4:48pm (Aug 16th 2011)
     
    My brother does everything left handed except eat. My ma maintains it was because he was too lazy to change his cutlery round...
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 17th, 2011 6:57am (Aug 17th 2011)
     
    Red, my daughter is ambidextrous, but decided to use her left hand finally for eating and writing with..what she has problems with is remembering right and left when doing things like driving a car..use to put an "L" on the left hand side of the window and a "R" on the right side, and gave her a ring to wear on her right hand so she could remember "right turns" were on the side she had the ring on. She was an excellent student in school, very bright but always had a problem with right and left. I know several other people who are ambidextrous who have the same problem, did it ever affect you that way?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 17th, 2011 6:34pm (Aug 17th 2011)
     
    Lynn, if she holds her left hand out with the back of the hand facing her and thumb extended sideways, she'll find that God's already put an L on her hand! I'm often sitting in the car with my left hand stuck like that when giving Eric directions...
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeAug 17th, 2011 9:13pm (Aug 17th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: chief chickenRight Neil, September the 5th is Freddie Mercury Day; stop shaving NOW! I can't grow a moustache (as far as I know...), so I'm painting my fingernails black that day, a la Freddie. :face-smile:


    Hah! I could try grow it all year and still not be able to do Freddie proud...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 19th, 2011 9:18pm (Aug 19th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Lynn, I'm terrible for that, my friends always laugh at me :( Whenever I'm trying to work out left and right, I panic and use the method CC mentioned - my left hand makes a letter L when I stretch my thumb out at a right angle :bigsmile: But it's hard when I need to know in a rush!

    That's interesting to know it might be more-so an ambidextrous problem!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 20th, 2011 8:01am (Aug 20th 2011)
     
    Everyone I know, who is ambidextrous has that same problem, Red. It is interesting isn't it..for years I thought my daughter was the only one who couldn't tell left from right.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 20th, 2011 6:02pm (Aug 20th 2011)
     
    There are often tense silences in our car when I'm navigating, followed by Eric saying patiently 'Is it the way you're shouting, or the way you're pointing?'. I have been known to shout 'Left. No, the OTHER left!'
    We may make our 25th wedding anniversary in February if I don't have to navigate again...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 21st, 2011 3:07pm (Aug 21st 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha, I'm like that CC, only I don't even try say left or right anymore, I just point and say "that way!" :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 21st, 2011 6:07pm (Aug 21st 2011)
     
    I do that; I call it Following the Fickle Finger of Fate...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 21st, 2011 11:56pm (Aug 21st 2011)
     
    Hubby does that to me sometimes too. It's very hard to know which way is "that way" when you're trying to watch out for road signs, speed cameras, and an assortment of idiots on the roads. The other thing he does (when I'm driving) is say "did you see that?" "What?" "That, over there" "Over where?" "Too late it's gone now" then he won't even tell me what it was he was pointing at!