This is a story about discrimination. This is a story about striving to overcome seemingly unconquerable obstacles. This is a story about pressing on in the face of hardship with courage and determination. This is a story to inspire hope and, perhaps, understanding. This is a story with really bad pictures.
The Evil Mouse Who Didn't Want LolaMouse to Paint
One day LolaMouse decided that she would really like to be able to put some pictures in her blog. "I'm tired of using other people's pictures in my blog!" exclaimed LolaMouse. "I want to draw my own pictures!"
|A work of art, no?|
"What could be the problem?" pondered LolaMouse? Aside from possessing little artistic talent and having never used the MS Paint program before, she couldn't imagine why her drawings looked like the random scribbles of a spastic 3 year-old chimpanzee. Then the answer became clear! It was the mouse!
LolaMouse used the computer mouse in her right hand because that's how it was set up for her computer desk. It was also constructed to curve to fit the right hand, with the right and left click buttons designed for right handed users. LolaMouse, however, was LEFT HANDED! She had come to accept ambidexterity as a necessary evil when using the computer, but it presented a major handicap when drawing. Imagine having to draw with your nondominant hand! How unfair!
She tried switching the mouse to her left hand, but the shape was awkward, and the click buttons were in the wrong places! LolaMouse was expected to do everything backwards because she was left handed. That was just not right! It was discriminatory! It was EVIL!
Most of her pictures sucked, but she was proud of them anyway. LolaMouse fought against the evil computer mouse and won! Perhaps one day, she will live in a world where those who are born left handed won't have to work twice as hard as those who are right handed to accomplish the same result. Perhaps one day, only her lack of skill, and not the evil mouse, will be the sole obstacle to LolaMouse's drawing. Until that day comes, maybe you can draw some inspiration from LolaMouse.