The early bird gets the worm.
You've heard this phrase a plentiful amount, I'm sure. And I'll bet you've said it just as much. I thought that this morning as I was driving to work, sruck in traffic. The early bird gets the worm. As in the person who left at 7 a.m. missed all the lovely traffic I was enjoying at 8:15 on southbound 35. The worm is getting to work in 20 minutes. I did not get the worm this morning.