My Mouse Went Backwards

Regular readers will know that I occasionally have rodent problems. A couple of years ago I got hold of a left-handed mouse which is perfectly shaped to the hand and whose buttons are reversed so that it’s more natural for us lefties. I have an interesting combination of handedness which I haven’t yet figured out; I used to think I was left-handed in writing and right-handed in everything else but I’ve noticed there are certain things which I pick up with my left hand, whereas others feel more natural in the right. If I’m holding a book, for example, I’ll always hold it in the left hand because it feels unnatural in the right. We don’t think about these things as a rule, we just do them. I ought to make a list of things I do left-handedly and see what they have in common. Anyway, I’m quite wedded to my left-handed mouse so I get a bit distressed when it runs amok. Its eye needs regular cleaning or else the cursor goes berserk and it seems to eat up the batteries rather fast (naturally we try to use rechargeable ones but as fast as we can buy them they get snapped up.) This morning however, I found that for no explicable reason the mouse had switched over its buttons. I know you can do this by twiddling with settings on the computer but I definitely didn’t do that, and I don’t see how it could have happened by accident. So I reckon the mouse just got bored in the night. Anyway, OH came up and sorted it all out so they’re back to being back to front now, which is just the way I like it.

Have you ever noticed which hand you use for things?

Kirk out