Thursday, June 07, 2007

It's not just my blood group, it's my motto

My blood group, as I found out after my recent blood-donating episode, is B-positive. This is quite groovy, because it's rather uncommon, yet still allows me to get transfusions from about half the population if I'm ever running short. And, according to Wikipedia at least, the Japanese blood type theory of personality reckons that makes me creative, passionate, animal loving, optimistic, flexible and individualistic, if also forgetful, irresponsible, and self-centered. That's by far the coolest of the four possibilities listed there! I've always known I've got the soul of a hippy trapped in the body of an accountant (I'm a free spirit who charges £12 an hour), and this just PROVES it! I believe in this whole blood group personality thing with all my little heart, and I'm not even discouraged by the way that article suggests Mick Jagger is cool, controlled, rational, introverted and empathic.

I would also like to believe in horoscopes, but they never seem to say anything fun is going to happen to me. I read the ones in the Metro whenever I'm going somewhere on the train, and they're always good. There was a period last year when the stars were apparently urging all twelve signs of the zodiac to cheat on their loved ones, which makes me wonder what was going through the head of the paper's resident oracle. They also have a tendency to write things like "bosses are in a bad mood today, so you should keep your head down at work." Do the movements of the planets also predict the fortunes of bosses of Libras? I ask you. If I wasn't so enormously trusting and credulous, I wouldn't believe a word of it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can cheer people up by saying, "Make like my blood and ... be positive !!"

Well it's a plus...