A warning light came on in my car, and my husband told me what the particular icon signified. “It just means that the tire pressure is low because of the colder weather. You know, PV=nRT.” For those wondering what it’s like to live with two scientists, there is your example. I immediately understood his explanation, and was relieved of any worries.
Earlier in the conversation, I had explained to him that the icon in question was “to the right of the speed gauge” as I emailed him a photo of the car’s console. He replied, “You mean to the left of the gauge?”. Um, yes, the left. I have always confused right and left. He was correct, the lighted warning light was to the left.
I’ve often wondered what kind of person confuses right and left, and yet understands the Ideal Gas Law and things that take years to learn. I’ve been trying to remember right and left for my entire life and still confuse them. I’m like an absent-minded professor, only not a professor. I deviated from that path years ago. Where is there a place for someone like me?