The Daily Post asked: If you had a third hand, where would you put it?
My right leg is my third arm. It usually assumes this role when I am being over ambitious with laundry baskets. I have one on one hip, another on the other; or when I am in full Maria-Von-Trapp-I-have-confidence mode, with my guitar in one hand and my violin in the other (except she had a carpet-bag, but ANYWAY) – and I can make some headway until I come to a door – when I have to use my right leg as a third arm.
I can usually swing it up and push the handle down, hold the door open and try to squeeze myself and my stuff through. All very handy…
A third hand would be useful for the violin on the rare occasion that I am actually following the music as page-turns can be dodgy sometimes, and often result in all the music falling off the stand. Not that I generally pay much attention as I have forgotten what all the Italian and half of the symbols mean.
I’d have liked a third hand in my student days to prop my head up while “reading” stuff in the library, so I could turn pages with one hand and take notes with the other. (Actually, if anyone wants to invent a head prop I THOUGHT OF IT FIRST!)(Maybe there is no need – do students actually use physical books in physical libraries any more?)
I am glad this post is hypothetical. …Would a third hand have a thumb?…What would become of the right-brain/left-brain thing? …