I was glancing through one of my reference books (yes, even though I search the Internet, I still prefer hard copy books) and found a couple of quotes that got me to wondering if things have really changed that much through the ages. For instance, here is a quote by Aristophanes (c. 450 B.C. - c. 385 B.C.) where he stated: "These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: can't live with them, or without them." Now, don't all you women out there start throwing things at me. I want you to know that I love women, one in particular. But you all must agree that this next quote by Ovid (43 B.C. - A.D. 18) is still correct today: "A woman is a creature that's always shopping."
My lady loves to shop at Hobby Lobby, Michael's, and shoe stores. She also likes to go to the shoe department in Academy which I don't mind because I wonder around the rest of that large store looking through the camping, hunting, fishing, boating, and firearms departments while she is happily trying on shoes.
Other things which we take for granted as being a product of modern society were in use long ago. Roman women were wearing bikinis by the first century B.C. and the Romans had apartment blocks. plate glass windows, and toilets that flushed. Actually, in case you want to know, the earliest known indoor toilets with sewage-disposal systems were on the Orkney Islands of Scotland in about 2800 B.C. Also, keeping to this subject, the Greeks had showers with piped-in water during the fourth century B.C., and the Chinese had toilet paper by A.D. 589. All these hygienic advances didn't begin appearing in America until about 150 years ago. Just goes to show you that what's old will become new again. Now, you all enjoy your Sunday and have a great day, you hear?