Everyone is probably familiar with the fact the ancient Greeks and Romans often complained about young people in the exact same way our parents complained about us and we complained about the next generation. "No respect for elders or tradition," that kind of thing.
Well, here's another one for the, 'Things change, but always stay the same,' file – surviving letters and records of court cases show the Romans spent a LOT of time complaining about contractors, especially plumbers!
And, FWIW? Even the better Roman plumbing sucked pretty badly.
Basically we've got it pretty good today, compared to the Romans' everyday life.
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