Letter to Sammy: Response to A & P

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Dear Sammy, I feel remorseful for your appalling actions that you made in A & P, by John Updike. I am writing you for you to inform me on your reasons of doing some of the things that you did. It seems that there was very little reason for you to leave your job in order to protest the “embarrassment” you assumed the girls felt when being confronted by the manager. This was not a wise decision. I understand why you felt like the girls were being embarrassed by your manager, Lengel, when he confronted them about not being properly dressed, but it was not your responsibility to handle the situation the way you did. You really need to seriously think about what you are doing before you humiliate yourself again like you did before. Instead of confronting the manager in front of the girls, you should have waited until you two were alone in order to address your concerns. You are becoming to be the age of an adult. You have to learn how to handle situations in an orderly manner and approach at the right time and place. In the story, it started off with you being at the checkout looking at the three girls in bathing suits who walked in the store. You were too busy worrying about the girls and how they looked that you were not focused on your job. You actually tried to blame an old woman for your problems. When you are working in an environment like that, it is easy for you to get distracted from your duties. You should have not been focused on the girls that much till you couldn’t even remember if you had rung the old lady up or not. Then when the old lady got frustrated with you and pursued a temper, you blamed it on her being representative of a mean old witch. As you stated in the story, “she's one of these cash-register-watchers, a witch about fifty with rouge on her cheekbones and no eyebrows, and I know it made her day to trip me up. She'd been watching cash

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