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Loosely translated (with sincere apologies to Latin scholars everywhere), "people are assholes".

Often said with a resigned tone when something unpleasant has happened to you, and it's viewed as the inevitable consequence of declining politeness and consideration by others.
Roger: Dammit, look at how someone parked me in ... I can't get my car out of the space and I'll be late to meet Fred for lunch.

Tom: Well, Rog, you know what they say ... publicum rectumium
by Marshall Fazione November 21, 2016
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