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I opted to write about the short story "A&P." The story occurs in a small city in the late 60's, at a vacation town of sorts with a general shop, few inhabitants. What I obtained from the atmosphere, was a very low maintenance city where "everybody knows everybody" (very tight neighborhood) most likely old school beliefs and structures (religion, dress code, integrity, morals, ext...stringent) and also for a short period tourists come to reside for a while, and in a sense shake up the basis of the city a little with their external faith and values. Properly Sammy, the main character, is nineteen and has or has, as I must say after reading the narrative, a project working as a check-out clerk at the regional A&P. (Alexadrov and Petrooshki Tea Company) After a day all hell breaks loose as three scantily clad young women strut in the store to purchase Fancy Herring in Pure Sour Cream- 49cents, that will be another big indication of the time, the costs of goods and also what people were buying. In this period "Stokesie" is introduced to us as the other cashier that's three years older than Sammy. (22) Nicely Sammy and Stokesie are overwhelmed by emotions the moment they lay eyes on such girls. That I know what is going being a guy/man and living in sort of a little town myself, where you know all the girls and their either taken or you simply are not interested. Then suddenly one random day a gorgeous girl walks to work/school/a party that no one has noticed before along with your thoughts start to start racing around your head and your heart rate rises just a bit. All you can imagine is "Wow, I've got to talk to her." Occasionally we(men) over believe like it says in the narrative, "Stokesie's married, with 2 infants chalked up within his head alread...