Gee, sounds like something someone might say today, right? It must have to do with Facebook and Starbucks or Panera, right?
This little morsel, which I had in my little green binder, is attributed to Lord Byron, who lived from 1788 to 1824.
The actual quote, found in Don Juan, Canto XIV, is:
“Let no man grumble when his friends fall off,
As they will do at the first breeze:
When your affairs come round, one way or t’ other,
Go to the coffee-house and take another.”
So, next time you notice someone has “unfriended” you on Facebook, don’t “get bent out of shape.”
© Ann Tracy Mueller 2012