Does the Early Bird get the Worm?

United States
March 15, 2007 9:27am CST
My Grandmother would often say, "The early bird gets the worm." Do you believe this is true? Can you give an example from your experience?
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
18 Mar 07
In some cases, it is true. For instance, when a store is having a sale and there are a limited number of products in each catagory on sale. The early bird will get the item while the person who is not there early will miss out. Other times, the early bird does not get the worm. For instance, when taking a test, the early bird may not get the required results that the slower person may. Or when a family dinner is scheduled for 1 oclock but you are there at 10. Chances are you will not get to eat till 1 oclock. LOL So inconclusion, it depends on the circumstances in each situation as to whether the early bird gets the worm or not.
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@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
17 Mar 07
I would say so. I know the woman that brought Arbonne International cosmetics into Canada. Yes literally the first one, the early bird. Now a couple of years later, she is a millionaire.
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• United States
16 Mar 07
It is true in some instances; however, it's very hard for me to get up and around early. I have two small kids and HAVE to be up, but I don't necessarily do much before about 10 or 11am! LOL I am lazy! My prime time is between 9pm and midnight! :) I know that I have gone to our local grocery store around 8am before and I can find all kinds of great deals on meats and candies and all by getting there so early. They mark down meat that has a "sale by" date on them. I can get stuff like 75% off that is "out of date" in a couple of days. I just bring it home and freeze it and it's great.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
15 Mar 07
In my opinion, there are plenty of worms for whoever wants one. Sometimes it pays to be first, but this doesn't mean that you will be left empty handed if you are last.
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• United States
15 Mar 07
I do believe this is true. When you rise early to perform your daily tasks you have the rest of the day to enjoy yourself. I would often rise before my kids and tidy up the house. Once they were up we could venture off to the local lake for a picnic. We always got a good spot near the water if we were early to arrive.
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• Singapore
15 Mar 07
Depends on what situation, my crazy friend. :P For some situations, it would indeed be true that if you are earlier and nearer to the situation, you will get all the goodies. For others, it matters not a bit. I think the essence of this however is to urge people to be hardworking..
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• United States
15 Mar 07
Yes, it is true. Grandma is right. If you want to get something on sale at the store, be their first, so you will get it before it is gone. If there is limited gas, you need to be there early, or there won't be any by the time you get there. Those are two examples of my own experiences. So, get to where you want to go early, if you want it for sure to be there.
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@jay_em93 (99)
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
When you're early you get to do lots of things and be able to finish it and when you finish it then you're productive. Waking up late will make you feel tired and feeling a bit sick.
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