1. The early bird gets the worm. This bird is such an early riser that it gets a lot of worms. It doesn’t actually need all these worms, but it gets them anyway, because that’s how the aphorism works.

  2. What you’re overlooking is that the early bird has risen, got the worm, brought it back to the nest, where, according to worm lore, they were expecting to be eaten by chicks and, instead, they just join a group of other worms wriggling around in the nest. There is nobody to eat them. The bird is an empty-nester who is lonely, so still rises, just as he did before he retired and the kids flew the coop.

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