A knocker-upper, was a profession in Britain and Ireland that started during the Industrial Revolution, when alarm clocks were neither cheap nor reliable, and to as late as the beginning of the 1950s.
A knocker-upper's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time.
The knocker upper used to come down the street with their long poles. They wouldn't hang around either, just three or four taps and then he'd be off.
Chuck provides companionship and motivation to people who want to get out of the house, explore their city and get some exercise.
The Japanese rail network is known throughout the world for its superiority and punctuality. In the capital city Tokyo, nearly 40 million passengers ride the rail every day, heavily outweighing other modes of transport like buses and private cars. Of these, 8.7 million take the subway.
To make sure that all its people reach work on time, Japan has employed people to push others onto trains.