Saturday, March 23, 2013
I'm not short... 5'6.75". That being said, I have no problem storing things in high places. There are a few things that need a chair to retrieve, but not many. One item that is just at the edge of my reach is a basket full of pens and other office supplies. I reached up to put something back in it today, and made the strangest discovery.
Being right handed, normally I reach for it with my right hand. But as I had the items that were to go back into the basket in my right hand, I reached for it with my left. I was able to tip it to put the items in, but it seemed much more difficult than it aught to have been. So, I tested the theory that it would have been easier if my hands had been reversed... yup.
I did some further exploring and testing and have come up with two reasons, which may or may not be related to each other.
1. Since I normally reach with my right hand, that side of my body is more accustomed to the reach, and therefore slightly more limber.
2. My actual reach (at this time) is slightly different. I measured how high I could reach with each hand, and my right can reach slightly higher. Weird.
Now again, I don't know if the reason my reach is longer with my right hand is because of being slightly more limber with that arm? Or, perhaps my right arm is slightly longer than my left?
Just random thoughts for today.