Lengel, the A&P manager, confronts three girls, who walk into the market wearing only bikinis. Sammy then notices what occurs and he is very dissatisfied in the way Lengel treated the three girls. Sammy then speaks the line, " So I say 'I
In John Updike’s “A&P”, the main character Sammy quits his job as a cashier for the A&P grocery store. He doesn’t quite because his job is difficult or his manager treats him negatively. He wants to improve his quality of life and not end up working his whole life there. The quality of life he sees in the girls wearing bathing suits that walked into the store was that of luxury and riches. The store he was working at was dull and monotonous, and he did not want to end up like his store manager Lengel, who was telling the girls they cant wear bathing suits to the A&P.