So after 40 years in this body I have discovered something very important. I wear my belt facing the wrong way.

This important tidbit of information has been pointed out to me twice in the past week.

I’ll admit it right here, I never knew there was a “boy” way and a “girl” way of wearing a belt. If I look down at my stomach, the whole affair is being held up by my belt with the flappy part pointing to the right. When I unbuckle my belt I use my left hand and then pull out my business with my right hand so I can do my thing in the can.

That’s the way that feels natural to me.

Today for the first time I reversed the direction of how I wore my belt. It was the first time in 40 years that the flappy thing faced the left as I looked down at my stomach. I had to unfasten my belt with my right and pull out my business with my left hand and then my aim was all messed up and I missed the can.

I’m not one of those guys that can swing it all around with no hands, being mostly Irish and all.

So for the next 40 years I’m going to have to work out a new arrangement with unfastening my belt and handling my business. It wasn’t too long ago that I switched from wearing my watch on my right wrist to wearing it on my left.

That was much easier.


  1. tell me about it.
    i started wearing my keys from my right to my left and every time i went to unlock my car i had thought i lost my keys.

  2. Ever since I was little, I’ve been adverse to belts. (Maybe because that was my Dad’s punishment of choice? Ah, but that’s another story.) I never wear a belt unless I’m in dress slacks. I don’t think I’ve had one on in 4 years!

    Oh, and not only are women’s buttons on the other side, the zippers (at least on jackets) are backwards, too.

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