In my Sept. 20 column in The Japan Times, I fielded a good question: why the heck are Japanese always asking your blood type? For the full explanation, read the column but the short answer is they want to know more about you; many Japanese believe you can tell someone’s personality by their blood type.
To whit, this depiction of the personality types:
(translation, from right to left; I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.)
Type A: What the f***? Don’t go putting lemon on everyone’s fried chicken!!
Type B: But it tastes better with lemon!
Type O: I’m fine either way.
Type B: Parsley is soooo delicious!