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The story A P by John Updike is a tale of a young man who lets his desires and his anger get a little to far ahead of him and in the end winds up quitting his job The main character of the story is Sammy An eighteen year old boy from a small suburb outside Boston who works at an A P Supermarket Sammy seems like an average boy who seems a tad bit tired of the regular customers who come into his store Regular customers including those older married women with multiple kids the overweight lady who has no regrets wearing her bathing suit that doesnt quite cover and the nit picking old ladies who spend years trying to catch an error by a cashier Its the last ditch effort to make an impression on a beautiful young lady that ends up leaving Sammy unemployed The story starts out in an A P outside of Boston when in through the door walks three young lady sporting nothing except for revealing two piece bathing suits Quickly noticed by Sammy he changes his focus towards the three girls and critiques them in his head as he watches them shop about the store Its the leader of the pack which Sammy coins the nickname Queenie that really catches his eye A tall brown haired girl whose shoulder straps had fallen off of her shoulders and just dangled around her arms Entranced by her beauty and feeling blessed when Queenie and her pack enter Sammys line he begins to ring up her can of fancy herring snacks As Queenie reaches into the center of her bikini to remove the dollar to pay for the snack in walks Lengel Lengel Sammys uptight dreary manager quickly notices the outfits of the three girls which sticks out like a full moon on a clear night begins to walk over and confront Queenie Lengel proceeds to harass and
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