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Bottle opening...

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Bottle opening...

Well I've been grafting on the car today and naturally had to come in and get a glass of my favourite fizz: 7up. Luckily there was an unopened bottle in the fridge!
Now i never thought of this before but i am right handed yet when i open a bottle of fizz i hold it with my right hand and open the bottle top with my left!
So.. i'm curious.. what-handed are you and how do you open yours?
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About the only thing I can think of that I do left-handed is holding the phone when making a call?

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Snap!  Cheesy
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Ring Pulls are ambidextrous  Wink
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Even just picturing in my mind pulling the ring-pull with my left hand feels wrong Cheesy

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Right handed.....hold bottle with right hand (as that's the hand I will pour it with) and top off with left hand.

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I`m right handed for writing, and most other stuff... never really thought about opening bottles... but I suppose it is the same as Strat... hold the bottle with the right hand, as that is the pouring hand.... sort of ergonomically " makes sense"... Cheesy
Certainly that is the way I open a milk bottle..... !.
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I'm right handed for writing, but I box southpaw, use a mouse left handed a fork right handed, open a bottle with left and pour with the right.
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My father was ambidextrous but it doesn't appear to be hereditary.
When I see someone writing with their left hand I can't hold back the thought "how do they do that" even though it's perfectly natural to them.

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Ambidextrous. e.g. Pour kettle with left hand, pour coffee with right hand. Drink with left hand, Iron with left hand, hold phone with left hand. I am supposed to be right handed.
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With 2 litre soft drinks bottles, straight out of the fridge, I often find it easier when first opening from new, to hold the cap with right hand, and actually twist the Bottle with left hand !
And for really stiff caps, especially when just woken up in the night, when my grip is weakest, I have a handy gripper built into a pair of scissors, in a knife block adjacent to the Fridge.
Larger glass containers, cooking sauces etc, with vacuum seals, it's either the back end of a teaspoon to release the vacuum, or a handy jar opener which gives extra leverage.
However, one really difficult one, I had to resort to a spring loaded centre punch on the metal cap !
Having wrapped the jar in a tea towel, just in case..
Being right handed, phones are held left handed, so that I can write with the right hand if needs be.
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And for really stiff caps, especially when just woken up in the night, when my grip is weakest, I have a handy gripper built into a pair of scissors, in a knife block adjacent to the Fridge.

You use a pair of scissors in the night for your stiff cap because you have a weak grip?  Shocked
Well... whatever next!!!  Cheesy  Grin  Wink
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The butler does that kind of thing at Adair Towers.
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Only thing I do that is left handed is wearing a watch as a right hander.  I never found a watch on my left wrist comfortable, so its on my right.
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Right handed. Hold bottle in middle to little fingers and open with index finger and thumb.
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