Why is the left hand frowned upon so much?

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Yesterday, i went out to buy something from a shop and gave the shop owner money with my left hand. The next thing he says is, "Give me that with your right hand". I didn't do this intentionally, i am left-handed. I was pissed, i asked him what the problem was with my left hand and he says It's disrespectful. It's crazy, i was born this way and i don't need a constant reminder that being left-handed is bad luck. I don't have to explain myself to everyone i meet.

Okay I'm done ranting.

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No worries, think that it is not a bad thing everywhere in the world. I would have never pay close attention to what hand a person is using for anything else but writing, and even that I would never relate it to bad luck. Best wishes!!!!

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Nothing wrong with being a left-handed. In fact, I find it beautiful and unique. I think there is something wrong the mindset of the shop owner.  

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I think it's because that's the hand used to wipe/wash when we poop. :)

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Ari wrote:
No worries, think that it is not a bad thing everywhere in the world. I would have never pay close attention to what hand a person is using for anything else but writing, and even that I would never relate it to bad luck. Best wishes!!!!

Thanks Ari.

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ikaymoreno wrote:
I think it's because that's the hand used to wipe/wash when we poop. :)

Really Ikay?

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Oghenekevwe wrote:
ikaymoreno wrote:
I think it's because that's the hand used to wipe/wash when we poop. :)

:laughing: Really Ikay?


Hahahahaha! I remember reading about it somewhere. I found an article talking about it but the one I remember reading was French-related. :)


https://www.justlanded.com/english/Dubai/Forums/Culture/Arabic-culture



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ikaymoreno wrote:

I think it's because that's the hand used to wipe/wash when we poop. :)

Not everyone uses that hand for that purpose:joy::joy::joy:. But now that you mention it, I remember that I saw on one of those travel shows, that people in India who eats with their hands find eating with their left hand disrespectful because of what you mentioned.

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