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Left or right first?

Asked by elbanditoroso (33224points) 2 days ago

I noticed today that I put on my socks and shoes consistently every day. Totally subconsciously.

Always left sock first, then right sock. Then left shoe followed by right.

And when I take them off, same: left side first, then right.

I don’t even think about it, it just happens.

What crazy place in the brain does left-side-first come from?

(Note: I am right handed and have been all my life).

What do you do first?

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10 Answers

Mimishu1995's avatar

It’s just random for me every time. I don’t think I have a pattern.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Right first. Also right first when taking off my socks at night.

cookieman's avatar

This is known as the Bunker Paradox.

Forever_Free's avatar

Left Sock, Right Sock
Left Shoe, Right Shoe

Then – Put One Foot in front of the other
or – One Foot

LifeQuestioner's avatar

Ah, I see that you are an Archie Bunker as opposed to a Mike Stivic. I’m a meathead myself and I always do left sock, left shoe, right sock, right shoe.

flutherother's avatar

This is my complete day…..

Left sock on
Right sock on
Left slipper on
Right slipper on.
Left slipper off
Left shoe on
Right slipper off
Right shoe on
Left shoe off
Right shoe off
Left slipper on
Right slipper on
Left slipper off
Right slipper off
Left sock off
Right sock off.

JLeslie's avatar

Left first. Left sock right sock, then left shoe right shoe. I am a righty.

filmfann's avatar

Left first. On and off.

chyna's avatar

Whichever I pick up first.

syz's avatar

Left handed, left first.

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