Monday, January 19, 2009

Ur Doin It Rong

My sister, Texas, sent me a beautiful watch for Christmas (among other things) (Thanks, Texas!). The only problem was that I couldn't work the clasp, which was one of those that requires a small piece to be held open while threading it through another piece. I couldn't do it one-handed, and the cats don't have opposable thumbs, so they couldn't help me out.


So I took the beautiful watch to a local jewelry-repair place, to see if they could put on a different kind of fastener. And the jewelry-repair guy, who was actually kind of creepy, not that that has anything to do with anything, asked me to attempt to put on the watch, so he could see where the problem was.


I flopped my right hand down on the display counter, wrapped the watch around my right wrist with my left hand, and tried to fasten the clasp. And tried. And tried. And finally the guy said, "Wait a minute. Are you right-handed or left-handed?" And I said, "right-handed". And he said, "You're right-handed, and you wear your watch on your right wrist? Why?" And I said, "Because I've always worn my watch on the right wrist!" And he was all, "Well, that's unusual! You're supposed to wear your watch on your non-dominant hand." But he was nice about my apparent deformity, and we tried a different clasp, which I still couldn't fasten, and right now the watch is at the jewelry-repair place while he tries to find a clasp that I can actually use.


Here's the thing: Am I doing it wrong? Because honestly, I can't imagine wearing a watch on my left wrist. When I look down, I look to the right, so the watch goes on my right wrist. Am I strange?

8 comments:

Bridgett said...

Mostly, yeah, righties wear their watches on their left wrist to avoid banging it into things. However, you should do whatever it is that make sense to you.

kitkat said...

You look to your right because your watch is there, not the other way around. You're not alone, but most people wear their watch on their non-dominant hand. It's easier to put it on, and there's less risk for it being in the way or getting scratched/damaged. Don't sweat it, though :) There's no wrong way to do it.

listie said...

Back in the days when I wore a watch, I wore it on my right wrist. But, I am left handed. I can't imagine wearing one on my left wrist (or any wrist since the invention of the cell phone).

kitkat said...

P.S. Is the title a Mr. Mom reference?

Exador said...

Yeah, what they said. Most people where it on their non-dominant hand.

rockygrace said...

So! The consensus is that I am, indeed, doin it rong. Gee, that's a shocker!

And kitkat, was "you're doing it wrong" a line from Mr. Mom? I was actually thinking of LOL-speak. Now I'm gonna have to watch that movie again!

Kerri said...

Right. It goes on your left. Right?

FightAgainstRedTape said...

I am with Listie on this. I haven't worn a watch since I got a mobile phone. And a PC. And a PC at work. And everyone else with a mobile phone. And a PC. And millions of clocks on walls.

Anyway. Yup. The non-dominant hand seems to be the norm, but why be a sheep? It's good to be different!