Proof Cats have been a Pain in the Ass for 2,000 Years
By Dominick Mezzapesa
2,000 years ago a Roman living in Britain shook a clinched fist in the air and screamed "Great Caesars Ghost... Get down off that roof, and stop walking across my abacus you pain in the ass cat"
Archaeologist discovered paw prints from a domestic cat on a 2,000-year-old Roman roof tiles. proving that cats have been remorseless life-ruiner's since at least the dawn of Christianity.
The tile was originally discovered in 1969 in Gloucester, UK, and has been sitting largely unnoticed at the Gloucester City Museum ever since (“At that time the archaeologists seem to have been more interested in digging things up than looking at what they found,” sniffed David Rice, the museum’s curator, to Discovery News).
“I believe there are more cat paw prints found on ancient Roman tiles in Britain than anywhere else in the Roman Empire including Italy. Roman Britons must have had a special liking for cats,” Rice added.
“When Romans made roof tiles they left the wet clay out to dry in the sun. The cat is thought to have snuck across the wet tiles in Gloucester in about A.D. 100, and we are positive at the great annoyance of the tile makers, but this did not stop the Romans from using the tile. The tile, a type called tegula, was used on the roof of a building in what became the Berkeley Street area of modern Gloucester.”
So don't feel bad because no matter how many times your cat hits the restart button as it walks across your keyboard take solace in knowing even the citizens of the Great Roman empire couldn't keep them in line.
We are sure sometime in the near future an archaeologist in Egypt will find evidence that at one time an Egyptian ruler shook his clenched fist in the air and screamed out "Great Tutankhamen's Ghost... Get down off that pyramid and stop walking across my papyrus you pain in the ass cat"