What’s this?

OK, baby boomers.

What’s this?

It’s actually a woman working.

In 1931.

You want a hint?

OK, she works five days a week, only in the very early mornings and her title is a Knocker-Upper.


OK, that’s a pea shooter in her left hand.  (Millennials! A “pea shooter” – once called a “bean shooter” on the East Coast – is a long narrow tube in which you put a pea – or a bean.  They you blow though the tube and send the pea – or bean – flying.)

Give up?

This was Mary Smith. She was the last of the knocker-uppers.  Her job was to shoot peas ( or beans) against the windows of workers who did not have alarm clocks. She was their wakeup call. 

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