Mary Smith was a Knocker-up who earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. A Knocker-up's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time, a profession that started in England and Ireland during the Industrial Revolution, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable.

Mary Smith was a Knocker-up who earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. A Knocker-up's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time, a profession that started in England and Ireland during the Industrial Revolution, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable.

There’s no F in way // funny pictures - funny photos - funny images - funny pics - funny quotes - #lol #humor #funnypictures

There’s no F in way // funny pictures - funny photos - funny images - funny pics - funny quotes - #lol #humor #funnypictures

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