Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Righty-tighty, lefty-loosey

Can somebody tell me if I'm crazy? This Lowe's commercial bugs the heck out of me. The woman slides under the sink and the rear of the wrench moves to the right as she says "righty tighty!" But if the back of the wrench is moving to the right, the head of the wrench is moving counter-clockwise or to the left.

Help me out here. I can't be the only one who has noticed this. And before I get the "perspective" thing, take note that it's a pipe hanging down from a sink - it should tighten just one way, unless it has some weird reverse thread.


Mike n Ike said...

Isn't the nut she's turning going clockwise? And wouldn't clockwise = right?
Anyway, that's how I saw it.

Anonymous said...

It is a righty tighty. The sink supply has a nut on the end which tightens clockwise.

Living in Massachusetts distorts your perspective from time to time on which way is right.