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None so blind as those who cannot see


Jock1e
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How can you be married for 46 years and not notice something wrong with the way your wife eats meals.

I just noticed after all those years when my wife was cutting up some meat on her plate about a week ago and was struggling a bit.

What are you doing I said.

looked at me as though I was daft and said trying to cut up this bit of meat.

But you have the knife and fork in the wrong hands,That's the way you would do it if you are left handed.

Of course she replied this is the way I have always done it.

So how can you live with someone for that length of time without noticing that something was just a little odd about her eating habits.

She is right handed normally so felt a bit of a fool that I had never noticed before.

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bumpkin

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Jock1e, dont worry about it, it has taken me 30yrs to find out that my wife does not wear a gas mask.

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Jock1e

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Mine doesn't wear one either but maybe she should.

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lotvic

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Too many beans or is it your feet?

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Dragon_Heart

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Is she ambidextrous Jock1e ?

I'd give my right hand to be ambidextrous

I think you have been experiencing something called, I think, the 'mirror effect'.

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Jock1e

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Dragon_Heart

Not that I know of but I may have missed that as well.

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Jock1e

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Dragon_Heart

[ 'mirror effect'.]

Now that sounds reasonable as she usually sits at one end of the table and I sit at the other end.

It is only a small table so not that far apart.

I like that suggestion of a mirror effect as that could possibly be the answer.

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BT

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Jock1e

My wife is just the same. She's right handed but uses her knife and fork 'lefthanded'. She says she can't use the knife in her right hand even though she's quite happy doing it in the kitchen with kitchen knives.

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Jock1e

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When I think about it my son and daughter had never noticed it before and they are in their 40's and none of her family have ever mentioned it so I assume it is something we take for granted and do not find it odd.

It just looked so awkward when she was cutting a bit of meat that drew it to my attention other than that I would never have known.

I will class this as resolved now the mirror effect looks like the best answer so far and any other answers may be a bit complicated as to how one's brain actually works.

Many thanks for all of the comments.

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Mr Mistoffelees

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One should not assume that "one's brain actually works."

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Jock1e

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Mr Mistoffelees

It does now and again it is the lapse in the middle that I am worried about.

BT

Nice to see that my wife is not the only one then.

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