Taking a few steps back, the fox jumped and just missed the hanging grapes. Again the fox took a few paces back and tried to reach them but still failed. Finally, giving up, the fox turned up his nose and said, “They’re probably sour anyway,” and proceeded to walk away.
A simple yet impactful piece of literature, the Fox and the Grapes is one of the Aesop’s fables, numbered 15 in the Perry Index.
The Moral: It’s easy to despise what you cannot have…. People who cannot get what they want are inclined to pretend that they never wanted it, in order to save face..