Medieval Scribal Complaints about Working Conditions

Ever wonder what the medieval scribe thought about while laboriously copying manuscript after manuscript?  "New parchment, bad ink; I say nothing more," wrote one in the margins. "I am very cold," complained another.

A number of marginalia (scribbled scribal scripts) are chronicled by Maria Popova in her weekly blog.  The list she provides gives a small insight into what really went on in the scriptorum!