Only about 10% of our population is left-handed, which may be why we find them so fascinating. They even have their own day of recognition – August 13.
In honor of our southpaw friends, here are a few etiquette tips just for them.[bullet_list]
- Leave a little extra space if a left-handed diner is sitting to the right of a right-handed diner. Unless you enjoy bumping elbows
- When greeting someone with a handshake, the right hand is always used.
- The Continental style of dining is easiest for left-handers because the fork remains in the left hand throughout each course.
- When dining American style, left-handers rest their fork in the 8:00 o’clock position on the plate, and close-out on the left side of the plate (or 9:45).
We love our lefties! They are, after all, the only ones in their right minds.