You are facing me and you have a smudge on your face.
I say, “You have a smudge,” and I point to my left cheek.
You would think the smudge is:
a. On your right cheek
b. On your left cheek
c. On your face but you do not know which side
You see that I have a smudge on the left side of my face. To point it out you point:
a. To your right cheek
b. To your left cheek
c. To whichever side is easier no matter which side the smudge is
When I point to my own face to demonstrate a smudge on someone else’s face, I point to the right if it’s their right and to the left if it’s their left.
Most people I’ve run across think it’s the opposite side, as if I am a mirror–that if I point to my right, it’s their left, and vice-versa.
I know I’m a freak, but am I a freak about this?