The roach…or the “oil theif” !!!
There’s the stupid legend that says: a man used to sneak at night to steal oil pots, one night & when people nearly catched him, while he was runnin & they were behind him screaming : “CATCH THE OIL THIEF !” ? he was cursed & became a bug !!
Actually this legend doesn’t exist at all, i just created it
But, you want a logical theory ?
We know that the roach likes warm/hot places, which usually happen to be the kitchen, specifically the spot where a pot is on fire with the food being cooked. & of course in the old times & like everytime they used to cook with oil.
We also know that when you turn the light on (light a candle for that time) & make some noise, the roch start runnin away like he’s stolen something.
So, when you enter the kitchen & find something runin away from your food, what would you call it ? tajin thief ? carrotes thief ? poptatoes thief ? spices thief ? oil thief ? …ummm oil sounds good concidering that “oil” can be a symbol to all the kitchen/food if you know what i mean (like for example when you say “shwa” & its a symbol to anything made on shwaya, it could be fish, it could be sheap meat)
I don’ know !! i just thought & made a conclusion, anybody knows any other story ?