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Life Skills

I have been in the education system for something like 21 years now. Do you know what the most valuable skill is that I have learned in all of that time?

To drink coffee with my left hand.

It's true. This low level ambidexterity is the only thing worthwhile I have to show from all that time wasted studying. I can drink coffee while operating a mouse or writing. That's about it.

Sigh.

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bishi_wannabe
Apr. 13th, 2005 12:23 am (UTC)
I have the same skill (and no others).

It's not native to the education system, though it's very common there.
kashiichan
Apr. 14th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC)
I have the same kind of skill also, although I use it to drink pepsi and other liquids that aren't coffee.
lukeii
Apr. 13th, 2005 12:48 am (UTC)
You could probably even extend the skill to harder drugs if you wanted.

A world of possibilities is open to you:

Smoking while playing computer games
Shooting up while typing
Snorting coke through a long straw while reading
...
delwyn
Apr. 13th, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)
Not to forget the skill of one-handed chatroom typing :)
lukeii
Apr. 13th, 2005 02:40 am (UTC)
I was thinking it, but didn't want to say it.

Thinking it... trying to visualise it... you know...

(lukeii wonders if he's going to get slapped.)
designadrug
Apr. 13th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
I was in the education system for 28 years...

Whats *really* useful, is instead, learning to use your left hand for the mouse. Then you can mouse and type right handed at the same time.

I actually did this because of wear and tear on my wrists...the left has less mileage and the right was hurting almost every day.

In my office I have two computers side by side...my PC is on the left, with the mouse on the left, and my Unix workstation is on the right, with the mouse on the right (because I need finer control for modelling). I've made some visitors eyes bug out of their heads when they've walked in the door to find me using both mice at the same time :P

\\'
kashiichan
Apr. 14th, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC)
*laughs* I just might have to learn myself that skill.
designadrug
Apr. 14th, 2005 11:10 pm (UTC)
Just put the mouse on the other side and swap the buttons in the control panel. Then just perservere with it.
kashiichan
Apr. 15th, 2005 01:19 am (UTC)
Indeed.
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