As I've seen many people with smartphones, I've noticed that they always put their phones into their left pockets despite the fact that they are not left-handed. I always keep mine in my right, and keys in my left. Why do they do so?

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    First, this is not a question for Lifehacks IMHO, but surely, if you are right-handed, the left pocket is the place to keep your phone? You remove the phone from left pocket with left hand, ready to operate screen with right hand...? – Lefty Nov 8 at 10:47
  • I think this isn't matter of left handed or not. – Swapnil Nov 8 at 16:07
  • Most shirts I've ever owned only have a left breast pocket - it's far more convenient for a right handed person to reach across themselves and take something out of a pocket close to the left shoulder than it is to take something out of a pocket near the right shoulder because a right shoulder pocket involves a lot of awkward twisting of the arm joints. Trousers are the opposite; it's incredibly difficult to remove anything from a left trouser pocket with the right hand. – Caius Jard Nov 14 at 9:27
  • The problem extends to sitting next to someone and asking them for something - if i'm seated at the table and I ask the person to my right to pass me the salt, they will probably pick it up and hold it out to me near my right shoulder. I then have a choice - to lean away from them, twist my arm into a swan neck shape and try to grasp it, or ask them to instead hold it a foot and a half in front of me. People look at me like I'm crazy when I ask the latter, because seems like I'm asking them to be less helpful because I'm asking them to hold it further away, but it's more helpful to all parties – Caius Jard Nov 14 at 9:31

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