Automatic Teller Machine
If you work at a steady rate you may reach the river by nightfall and if you have the will a canoe will be waiting by the ash factory for you to take upstream to the takoyaki shack where you can eat delicious food and drink as much beer as you like until late into the night. In other words you have your whole life ahead of you and no one can tell you what to do or how to act or what to say or anything said the machine in the wall before dispensing my receipt in a tiny wadded ball.
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