The man with the bucket...
It was a fine day in England for the maiden; the sun was shining, she had a filling breakfast of bread, meat, and wine. She hadn't eaten that well for days... She got dressed in her frock, pulled together the laces from her corset, put on her skirt and pouch, and left for the day. She tucked her hair back into a bun, as she would be working hard at a farm that day. She knew it was dangerous work, as her father had done it before. However, he died shortly after.
Although young Meridith hadn't had much sleep for the past few days, she felt a rush of excitement for her new job. She walked to work and when she got there, she started tending to the animals and plants. It was silent...
Then all the sudden she hears a man screaming behind her, she bolts around as he announced, "Bucket man here! Come relieve thyself with me bucket for but a coin!"
Meridith twisted her nose at the vulgarity of his announcement, however she did need to freshen up. She stood up walked over to the Bucket Man and quietly asked, "May I use this bucket? I have a coin in my pocket," she said.
The man with the bucket turns towards her, "Payment first and ye can't leave me sight. Not to long ago a lad stole me bucket and it costs," he said.
She stood there bewildered that a man would ask for her to do something so undignified. Then she said, "How dare you? Such a perverse request of a lady, as myself."
"Well from looks of it, wool spinning and farming ain't ye only job," he said.
"Are you accusing me of adultury and being a harlot!?"
"Women like ye shant work. Men do the real work," he said.
With that Meredith lost it. She stamped the man with the bucket on the foot and punched him in the eye. Then she left for home, as she wouldn't be seen around the perverse man.
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