After my misanthropic rant yesterday I was cheered immensely when I read in the Age that an attempted robbery of an Indian take-away in Melbourne was thwarted when a worker threw a statue, thought to be of Ganesh, at the robber, who fled. Ganesh is my favourite mythological character (though I am also very fond of Thor). Ganesh is the god of problem solving, conflict resolution, education and wisdom. He certainly solved the robbery. Below is a picture of a statue of Ganesh in the Art Gallery of NSW collection, which I saw earlier this year.