Being left-handed in a right-handed world isn’t easy.
Those of us bestowed with the honor of being left-handed have to deal with a whole lot of inconveniences because everything in the world — ranging from scissors to dining room tables — are designed for right-handed people.
At least we get our own day. Today, August 13, marks International Left-Hander’s Day, a day to celebrate all things leftie — and Oreo is helping us celebrate by creating left-handed Oreos.
What are left-handed Oreos?
We know, we know: Aren’t Oreos already made for both left- and right-handed people? Yep — but the packages aren’t. So the brilliant brains behind the cookies took a break from coming up with awesome new flavors (like Rocky Road and Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie, yum) to create packages that feature a flap that opens on the right side of the pack (instead of the usual left-side opening).
These special left-handed Oreos won’t be available in stores, though. You have to sign up via their special website to get your mitts on a package — a steal at only $3 (for shipping). But hurry: You can only order left-handed Oreos until August 30 (or while supplies last).
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"Knowing that lefties are often overlooked in everyday activities, this is our way of celebrating them and helping to make their lives just a little sweeter," a spokesperson for left-handed Oreos told Metro. "Left-handers will finally be able to open a pack of OREO cookies their way – the 'left' way!"
And that’s not all: To kick it all off, Oreo is sending the first batch of left-handed Oreos to the people that live in Left Hand, West Virginia, population 390.
So, fellow lefties: Let’s soak up the attention while we can — with some left-handed Oreos, of course — because tomorrow we’ll go back to living in a right-handed world.