A quote from Lemony Snicket

"If an optimist had his left arm chewed off by an alligator, he might say, in a pleasant and hopeful voice, 'Well, isn't this too bad. I don't have my left arm anymore, but at least nobody will ever ask me whether I am right-handed or left-handed,' but most of us would say something more along the lines of, 'AAAAAh! My arm! My arm!'" -Lemony Snicket