I forgot all about these desks!!! I am left handed with writing and drawing but cutting and crochet is right handed. My left hand is on the inside of the pot when throwing. (is that normal? I never compared) The worst thing ever invented for lefties is 3 ring binders.... No wonder I have to write with a twisted wrist, I have been conditioned to avoid spiral notebooks and large rings. Not to mention the black hand from drawing... yikes!
It's not just three-ring binders, but all spiral notebooks. In the spiral sketchbooks I use, I'll actually turn the book upside down. By doing so, I never have to rest my hand on the spiral.
In college, due to the whole "'Righty Culture' of writing right to left", I would write nearly above what I was writing. I would have to twist my wrist a bit as well, to accomplish this. I used liquid ink pens, so it was a must, or risk smearing everything I had just written.