Have you ever gone to a doctor's office and been told you need an injection? Which side do they stand on? Which arm do they reach for? Without exception, they assume everyone is right handed and go for the patient's left arm. Even left handed doctors end up doing it.
I've had times where I was told I needed a shot, then rolled up my right sleeve.
And then the idiot doctor says, "Roll up your sleeve," completely oblivious to the extended right arm.
had doctors give me the idiotic claim that, "It will work better in the
left arm," or the arrogant and ignorant response, "Everyone should be
The problem isn't limited to their
mental attitudes. Quite often, desks, equipment, examination tables and
others are designed for righthanded doctors to stand to the left side
of the patient.
Where possible, I buck that trend and
refuse to play along. I move the stool I sit on or sit on the
examination table so that the doctor must work with my right arm. You
would not believe the number who refuse to put the patient's comfort