Sunday, October 29, 2006

Today's Shiva: destroys and does windows

For the roughly one billion adherents of Hinduism, Shiva is the destroyer - the most powerful god of the Hindu pantheon.

For residents of Paris, however, Shiva is a maid service.

That's right, folks. Shiva, acclaimed for his ability to dissolve life in order to create, can also work magic on your carpet stains and mildew.

No larger incarnating as Hanuman the monkey god, the modern-day Shiva prefers to be seen as a kicky south Asian gal with a preternaturally small waist. And s/he's waiting for you with a cold beverage.


J. David Zacko-Smith said...

This is an absolutely hysterical observation - you have so made my Sunday! Merci!

Oh, and by the way, I hate you because you are living in Paris. *WINK* I will hopefully be there in a year, at least part-time. ;-)

dexatrim said...

oh, my. this makes me feel similar to the way I felt the first time I saw a park bench with Rosie the Riveter in a maid service advertisement. I screamed so loud my friend almost ran us off the road.

Lady K said...

You should take some tempera paint and paint some extra arms on the window maid. I would.