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: But it didn't close forever, it's open right now. Mrs. Bucket
: Ah, yes, well sometimes, when grown ups say "forever," they mean, "a very long time." Grandpa George
: Such as, I feel like I've eaten nothing but cabbage soup forever. Mr. Bucket
: Now pops... Grandma Josephine
: The factory did close, Charlie. Grandpa Joe
: And it seemed like it was going to be closed forever. Then, one day, we saw smoke rising from the chimneys. The factory was back in business! Charlie Bucket
: Did you get your job back? Grandpa Joe
: No. No one did. Charlie Bucket
: But there must be people working there. Grandma Josephine
: Think about it, Charlie. Have you ever seen a single person going into that factory? Or coming out of it? Charlie Bucket
: No. The gates are always closed. Grandpa Joe
: Exactly. Charlie Bucket
: But then, who's running the machines? Mrs. Bucket
: Nobody knows, Charlie.
: Your mum and I thought, maybe you want to open your birthday present, tonight. Mrs. Bucket
: Here you are. Charlie Bucket
: Maybe I should wait till morning. Grandpa George
: Like hell. Mr. Bucket
: Pop. Grandpa Joe
: All together we're 381 years old. We don't wait.