Twitter user, Christopher M. Cates, shared an ancient tablet that turned out to be a "complaint letter" from a pissed off customer of a shady businessman named Ea-Nasir. It seems Ea-Nasir was cheating his customers with sub-par copper.
Part of the complaint translated as:
What do you take me for, that you treat somebody like me with such contempt? I have sent as messengers gentlemen like ourselves to collect the bag with my money (deposited with you) but you have treated me with contempt by sending them back to me empty-handed several times, and that through enemy territory. Is there anyone among the merchants who trade with Telmun who has treated me in this way? You alone treat my messenger with contempt! On account of that one (trifling) mina of silver which I owe(?) you, you feel free to speak in such a way, while I have given to the palace on your behalf 1,080 pounds of copper, and umi-abum has likewise given 1,080 pounds of copper, apart from what we both have had written on a sealed tablet to be kept in the temple of Samas.
The tablet was an eye-opener for many on Twitter.
History was never so entertaining.
I just picture members of “the ancient postal services” having the most buff bods delivering stone tablets all day— aeroferret (@aeroferret) April 6, 2018
You can just HEAR the groans, can’t you? “UUUGGGGHH, this guy again.”— Christopher M. Cates (@seneca) April 6, 2018
I looked this dude up and he's so famous that there's fanfiction of him— Northy™ (@NorthflowerOwO) April 6, 2018
And apparently graffiti was a big thing.
The fun one is some of the Pompeii graffiti. There's a lot of swearing, one guy declaring his love for men, discussions aboutt the local whores, that sort of thing.— Robin Bobcat 🔜 BLFC (@BobcatRobin) April 5, 2018
Some folks admired the shady dealings of Ea-Nasir.
Some people felt for the customers.
Can you imagine how pissed off you have to be to "pencil" out a complaint in clay. I "write" one sentence (with a really nice pen) and, not only am I not mad anymore, I need a nap.— Ed Pokryfky (@Epokryfky) April 6, 2018
Lol I wanna make a device to engrave tweets into stone now...— linkreincarnate (@linkreincarnate) April 6, 2018
Ea-Nasir reminded a couple of Twitter users of a modern day businessman.
This is how Trump will be remembered.— A. David (@akaSassinak) April 6, 2018
Prolly in the exact same way.