In the forum, my wife would shop for goods and people like you, or slaves would accompany her.
Well, well, well, if wasn’t for people like you always telling us what to do and where to go with your wife we could live however we want to. And for most of us poor Romans they don’t have to worry about being enslaved!
With our money we can purchase silks, perfumes, and instruments for music, but with you guys here we don’t have to go out to buy stuff like that on our own, we use you guys for everything.
Everything? Okay, so this is where we have ended up, okay! You know what? We still at least, surprisingly get fed by the emperors and get entertainment, but...but...