Finger trouble

The middle finger on my left hand has recently lost some of its powers. For some reason unbeknown to me, its ability to support weight laterally has almost entirely disappeared; seemingly overnight.

You’d have thought that the affliction would have realised itself in many different ways. But it seems that taking weight laterally on the middle finger of one’s non-dominant hand is a characteristic of only one event in life: carrying a cup of tea.

So I can carry a cup with my right hand, but if I carry one with my left hand, gradually, the support provided by my middle finger wanes, to the point where I simply have to put the cup down. Probably quite amusing to onlookers, but hugely frustrating for me. Think I need to find a different finger arrangement for tea carrying, or else only carry one cup at a time.

Maybe I’m getting old.


One Response to “Finger trouble”

  1. Steve on March 29th, 2009 11:13

    Thank Christ for that. I thought it was just me! I must research “non-dominant middle finger lateral strengthening exercises”.

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