klondike wrote:Pity us Baby Boomers who, for the most part, learnt to drive on what we then called "standard transmissions" (now called manuals, 'cause they ain't the standard anywhere, anymore); over time, practically everything driveable got upgraded to an automatic transmission, and all of a sudden, the right hand's taking coffee breaks on the steering wheel, and ol' mr. left foot's got nothin' to do at all!
Did you know that the fee for advertising in newspaper is different whether you ask for a right or left page? Obviously they are aware that people will look first at right pages rather than left.
Completely Off-Topic: Well, I am a not a baby-boomer, but I also learn on a 'manual car'. They are still the norm over here in France whereas in the UK, people favor automatic!