And to prove it's not all plot, the preview for the next episode has Louise in a meido uniform. Which doesn't do _me_ much good because I don't have a thing for meido… or meganekko or catgirls or kyo-nyuu, but mahoutsukai onnatachi, yum.
I was really struck by how many of the bishoujo cliches it managed to bring up. We already have the older sister, younger sister, childhood friend, and exotic transfer student. We have a genki girl, a ditzy girl, a hime-sama, and a meido.
Black Lagoon: A typical Japanese everyman character leaves his home and, in the tropical seas, gets a romantic new life with a Tsundere Chinese girl, a cool Russian Onechan type, a meido and a Loli (with twin brother).
And then there’s Roberta, who seems like a typical meido (maid) character until she pulls out machine guns from her lacy uniform!
2008, Memedi, "Loyal helper", Malaysia Star, 9 November 2008:
Although this is a manga about maids, don’t expect to see the submissive and fawning maids of the meido category. The protagonist here is a faithful, skilled and courteous maid from the old English society.
Actually, the two times I was there, it was really quite dull in terms of the people wandering around. The most excitement I saw was that one candidate for Prime Minister giving a van-top speech in front of Akihabara station. Oh, and a demonstration of some RC "Tokyo Drift" toy cars out on the street. No dancing in the streets, only a very few meido (some of questionable gender >__< ), and quite a few gaikokujin.
2009, John Graham-Cumming, The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive, O'Reilly Media (2009), ISBN 9780596523206, page 104:
These meido attract customers by role-playing the part of a maid, complete with French maid-inspired outfits that are long on fantasy elements and typically short on skirt length.