It’s actually a woman working.
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.)
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.