I’ve had an operation to correct a crooked ring finger on my right hand, which put the hand in a splint from Wednesday until this coming Monday, So this righty has become a lefty, like my hero, Sandy Koufax.
• My typing has been reduced from 60 words per minute to about 15. I’m like those airport ticket agents who use a keyboard all day but never, inexplicably, learned to type.
• My dog, Bentley, is just as happy chasing a ball, which I can throw lefty, as the Frisbee,which I can’t.
• I am eating “one-handed foods”: burgers, sandwiches, sushi, pasta, pizza, soup, wine, and vodka.
• I can drive, but not the stick shift Corvette.
• Thank God for the iPad: games, books, diversions.
• I’ve given up flossing until Monday (I hate it anyway).
• I have no desire to use dictation software.
• Can’t write checks, my wife is handling that, which is unnerving.
• Never realized command, option, and control were on each side of the space bar.
• It is hard to wash one hand.
• Phone headset is a blessing.
• I’m growing a beard.
• I’ve decided to continue to do things correctly, use proper grammar, get my work done, but I am about to watch a lot of football this weekend.
© Alan Weiss