Hindustan Pencils Pvt Ltd Manufactures Special Pencil Sharpeners for a Left-Handed Girl in a Heartwarming Gesture
In a world where people don’t like change and are wary of suggestions and advice, Hindustan Pencils Pvt. Ltd. has done something exceptional. We have never realized the fact that the world runs and abides by the majority rule and most things that we manufacture cater to right-handed people instead of being neutral since the left-handed people are lesser in number. In our world which is no longer empathetic or sympathetic to people’s plight, this special gesture from Hindustan Pencils Pvt. Ltd really stands out. They responded to a letter from a concerned mother who wrote to them about the needs of her left-handed daughter who had trouble sharpening pencils since the sharpener’s blade was towards the left and the pencil had to be rotated clockwise. Hindustan Pencils manufactured special sharpeners for the woman’s left-handed daughter in a heartwarming gesture.
The blades in these special sharpeners manufactured by Hindustan Pencils Pvt. Ltd tilts towards the right and the pencil needs to be rotated anti-clockwise making it easier for a left-handed person. Shilpa Rathnam, a Twitter user shared the image of the letter that Hindustan Pencils sent to the woman who wrote to them complaining about the discrimination. Apparently, Hindustan Pencils gifted the concerned mother a box of five special sharpeners made especially for a left-hander. This kind gesture was not lost on Twitterati who took to the micro-blogging site to appreciate the effort. Ola Rewarded This Guy For The Use Of Humour In His Complaint Against Unfair Cancellation Fee
Notice the special sharpeners
This letter from Hindustan pencils to a mother who wrote to them about the needs of her left-handed daughter is so heartwarming. It made my day, and not just because I know the kind man behind this gesture. This is a ray of sunshine in our bleak and callous times. pic.twitter.com/4Hfu0bGg1M
— Shilpa Rathnam (@shilparathnam) December 15, 2017
Kudos to the parent
Kudos to the parent who took it up and company which responded
— Gopalakrishna Pai (@pai_rajesh) December 15, 2017
Other problems faced by a left-handed person
Good gesture. I am a left hander myself. But I did not encounter any major issues ever with pencil+sharpener combos due to both being mostly neutral in shape to handedness. Bigger areas of problems have been scissors, school chairs with desk attached,buttons etc pic.twitter.com/tE52kJkjQJ
— Dhruv Pathak (@dhruvpathak) December 15, 2017
This guy explained the problem
Isn’t pushing clockwise by a left hander going to exert more force than the clockwise pull by a right hander? Are normal sharpeners accidentally oritente towards left handers ?
— Office of SW (@samosawadi) December 15, 2017
Apparently, Simpsons also addressed the issue
— Zahid Ghadialy (@zahidtg) December 15, 2017
The world definitely needs more such gestures
This is so thoughtful. The world definitely needs more sunshine.
— Arpitha (@arpithadesai) December 15, 2017
Left-Handed Scissors are available
you do get left handed scissors easily from faber castell. I’ve bought for those my left handed child. I didn’t know about the pencil sharpener though.
— Gauri Pokhariyal (@gauripokhariyal) December 15, 2017
Life is tough for a left-hander
My left-handed 7 year old would appreciate this ….struggled to get a ruler for a leftie, gave up on zippers on trousers and buttons on shirts …. life is tough for this minority…
— Rashmi R Naik (@RashmiRNaik) December 15, 2017
Other problems faced by this minority
My son is a left hander. i am to some extent ambidextrous.
It can be a pain buttoning your shirt, opening double doors, accessing your shirt pocket – as all these are designed for right handers.
— Sridhar Krishna (@sridharkswamy) December 15, 2017
Chairs with attached writing pads are a pain
I’m left handed and never quite faced any such issues…the big issue for me are chairs with attached writing pads
— Rajeev R. Sharma (@sharajeev) December 15, 2017
Customer Satisfaction indeed
Proves, why we call “Customer is the King”!! Great
— Mukul Dekhane (@dekhane_mukul) December 15, 2017
My whole childhood was a lie. Apsara and Nataraj are owned by same Hindustan pencils PLtd.
— Shiv⚫ (@aplashiv) December 15, 2017
There are lots of problems faced by left-handers who have trouble with buttoning shirts, zips on trousers, revolving doors and chairs with desks attached. Apparently, a few clothing company did come out with shirts and pants for left-handers but these were special edition collection and died a natural death. However, a few stationery companies have started manufacturing scissors for left-handed people, but there is still need for improvement and also for new product development. However, kudos to Hindustan Pencils Pvt. Ltd who took steps to provide a happy and satisfactory customer service to their consumer, now this mother will forever buy stationery from them only.