While Yelp has only been around for 10 years or so, complaining about customer service has been around since, well, forever.
A Reddit user who goes by the name or “tbc34” recently brought an ancient artifact to the Internet’s attention: a Babylonian customer service complaint inscribed on a clay tablet sometime around 1750 B.C.
The complaint details dissatisfaction with two shipments of copper ore.
According to the museum’s description:
“Clay tablet; letter from Nanni to Ea-nasir complaining that the wrong grade of copper ore has been delivered after a gulf voyage and about misdirection and delay of a further delivery; slightly damaged.”
Another Reddit user named “labarna” provided a full translation of the clay tablet, taken from Letters from Mesopotamia by Assyriologist A. Leo Oppenheim.
The angry letter read (in part):
“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 moneyRead More »from Clay tablet with oldest recorded customer-service complaint on display at the British Museum