In this department I am convinced the dice have always been loaded against me, although this is not scientifically proven, it's just a subjective feeling I have and a tenuous theory. Examples: we had two adjacent identical light switches in the main passage in our old house - one for the bathroom and the other for the passage light. In 22 years, I could never remember which was which and I am pretty sure I pressed the wrong one about 80% of the time. Ditto with my oven: two choices as to which dial to turn to operate the front burner, despite the little picture, I choose the wrong one about 80% of the time. Every time I have to turn the faucets off for my washing machine - I turn them the wrong way. However, after many years it has finally occurred to me to devise a mneunomic for this - 'CLosed, CLockwise', 'Open, Anticlockwise' (two vowel sounds). Note: South Africans open and close faucets whereas in England we turn them on and off. It's taken me a long time to get used to that. (37 years). I think it is all about whether you are left or right brain-dominant. Or something like that.