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In the story AP the author John Updike introduces to us a young man named Sammy This young man of 18 works in the local AP of a small town Sammy foolishly walks away from his job to impress a very good-looking young girl I feel that Sammy made a very bad spur of the moment decision Most people do not just up and walk out from their jobs especially when they have very limited opportunity like Sammy Sammy comes from a small town where everything you do and do not do is everybodys business Not only will Sammy be a topic of discussion as the boy who quit his job to show face to a group of rich beach girls but he will also be establish a certain reputation with the businesses in town He no longer has a job so he obviously will have to get a new one Naturally the local owners are going to wonder how dependable he is as a worker when at his last job Sammy quit to impress some girl in a bathing suit Obviously Sammy is foolish Any person would be foolish for doing what he did In the working world you cannot just quit for stupid reasons When you have a job you need to be responsible and dependable in order to keep it Possibly the most important thing about Sammys situation is that his quitting really would haunt him for the rest of his life His boss Lengel even reminded him of this fact Sammys job at the AP was not just a side job to earn a little spending money It was almost his career He was small town boy who was most likely from a low-income family His job was a means of support for himself and his family The easiest way to understand his situation is to think about the people who work here at Washington College as our cleaning
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