One scholar said that a proverb is like the punch line of a joke where the rest of the joke is missing. So you have to think of what kind of story fits the punch line.
Here is a punch line: “Pastor Dave’s feels longer.”
That does not make a lot of sense. But when it comes after the first part of the joke it does.
Q: Which is longer, a World Cup game or Pastor Dave’s sermon?
A: Pastor Dave’s feels longer.