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Broom Holding and Handedness

The Edinburgh Handedness Inventory claims that the hand placed on top of the broom is the dominant hand and the hand on the bottom is the non-dominant hand. However, my sister and I are both right handed and hold brooms the opposite way. We can't imagine holding it the other way because the dominant hand should go on the bottom to control the broom better. Does anyone have any data on which way a broom is held for people of either handedness? Also, which way are other stick objects like spears and hockey sticks supposedly held?
posted by starfishprime on Oct 25, 2013 - 16 answers

My bills WERE all paid 4 years ago, but now they want more?

So imagine you attended a private Pennsylvania University. You received your diploma and all the certified transcripts you needed for your job search. Now, 4 years later, you ask for another transcript but are told there is a hold on your account because they think you owe over $1,000 due to a mistake they apparently made six years ago. Phone calls, emails, certified mail have all failed to get action, and you NEED the transcript, but you don't have that kind of money. What are your rights in this case? Can they just hold your transcript hostage? Ideas? Anyone? this is extremely frustrating!
posted by mmf on Sep 19, 2013 - 13 answers

Calculating the average wait time for a book on hold at the library (or "Why didn't they teach something useful like this in library school?"

Is there an equation for figuring out the average wait time for a book on hold at the library. Or how to figure out the average wait time I have left for a book I put on hold because I'm dying to read the rest of it. [more inside]
posted by gov_moonbeam on Oct 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Do you hold your breath like I do?

Do you, like me, ever hold your breath for no real reason, just when you are lying around? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Aug 20, 2011 - 24 answers

Bank is keeping my money!

How long can my bank hold a deposit? [more inside]
posted by Shark Tail on Apr 14, 2011 - 17 answers

The Science of the Music Keeping You On Hold

After sitting on hold with United for a few hours during this latest travelpocalypse, I've become deeply curious about the science of the music used when a caller is placed on hold. For example, at United, the hold music is "Rhapsody in Blue". Rather than being a lovely full recording of the piece, it is an incredibly scratchy partial recapitulation of the main theme that sounds as if it is being played on a phonograph. It skips, stops and starts, and sounds just terrible. But I found myself wondering, is the annoyance to keep the caller on edge? Are those sometimes looong skips and stops designed to keep me paying attention? While these observations come from United, I've noticed the same thing at other companies. Is there a real reason behind this?
posted by redbeard on Feb 1, 2011 - 26 answers

Vegetable salads that can be dressed well in advance?

Vegetable salads that keep or even get better, when already dressed, for at least a few hours? [more inside]
posted by palliser on Oct 14, 2010 - 38 answers

Imagine a bag a young Steve Jobs would carry his Ipad in...

So I'd like some sort of bag for my ipad but one that's not going to look like a purse. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 29, 2010 - 26 answers

Getting tape residue off windows, and holding broken ones up?

Best way to get duct tape residue off windows, and how to hold broken car windows up? [more inside]
posted by nmaster64 on Sep 16, 2009 - 14 answers

Can we get to our money?

We deposited two USD checks to open a new Scotiabank account that are being held for quite a long time. Is there any way we can reduce the hold time? [more inside]
posted by setanor on Sep 15, 2009 - 13 answers

Dont leave me hanging on the telephone...

Help me find on hold music for my company. [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on May 19, 2009 - 31 answers

Help me find a good hairspray

I need a good hairspray that holds but is not stiff [more inside]
posted by Jules22871 on Dec 31, 2008 - 8 answers

Why does my cell phone break up when I have hold music?

Why does my cell phone break up when I have hold music? [more inside]
posted by slavlin on Feb 11, 2008 - 14 answers

looking for internet video

i AM Looking for an internet video of a guy reading a letter he found, he says something in it like "you always wanna hold hands" my friend said it was hilarious but i havent been able to find it
posted by madmamasmith on Dec 21, 2007 - 2 answers

le grand bleu

How do you learn to hold your breath underwater for longer?
posted by 6am on Jan 3, 2007 - 17 answers

HP Tech Support Hold Music?

Does anyone know who performs or where I can download an MP3 of the Guitar riff/song that is played on hold for HP Technical Support? [more inside]
posted by subaruwrx on Dec 30, 2006 - 7 answers

Is there a book like "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess" for No Limit Texas Hold 'Em?

Is there a book like "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess" for No Limit Texas Hold 'Em? [more inside]
posted by andrewzipp on Aug 17, 2006 - 22 answers

Changed iPod battery and can't unlock it...

The good news: I successfully changed the battery on my 3G iPod. The bad news: the hold button's locked... [more inside]
posted by Atom12 on Feb 18, 2006 - 12 answers

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