A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 11, 2015
“I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener”

"The grass is also greener on the other side of the fence” is an old proverb meaning that everyone’s situation in life is seemingly (if not actually) more desirable than one’s own. “I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener” is a saying that has been printed on many GIFs.

“Im too busy workin on my own grass to notice if yours is greener” was cited on Twitter on September 3, 2012. Authorship is unknown.


Wiktionary: the grass is always greener on the other side
Alternative forms
. the grass is always greener (normal shortened form).
. the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence (normal long form).
Proverb
the grass is always greener on the other side

1. Other circumstances seem more desirable than one’s own but in reality are often not.

Twitter
Brooke Pitzer✮
‏@brooke_pitzer
Im too busy workin on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.
5:25 PM - 3 Sep 2012

Twitter
marissa ryan
‏@marissakate1
“too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.”
5:23 PM - 2 Jun 2013

Twitter
Jordan Isenhart
‏@JordanIsenhart
I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener ✊🙌
3:50 PM - 16 Jun 2013

The Quotable Coach
Posted on March 27, 2015 by Barry
“I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.”
—AUTHOR UNKNOWN

The Princess Diaries
MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015
im too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener

Odyssey
15 Quotes For The Girl Who Doesn’t Know What She’s Doing With Her Life
Sometimes, you don’t know what your next step is—and that’s OK.

Chelle Ivancic in The List on Jul 15, 2015
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3. “I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.” - Anonymous

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Sunday, October 11, 2015 • Permalink