Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mon(k)ey Bags

Most Bangkok taxi drivers believe that the gods and other religious idols can help them bring in cold hard cash. In the case of this sticker on the taxi window, the mischievous monkey god, Hanuman, is depicted with a sack of loot that he will share with the driver. Obviously the person who designed this decal took some artistic license. As far as I know, there's no part in The Ramayana, the classic Indian epic in which Hanuman appears, where he absconds with a bag of Thai baht.