Tuesday, February 9, 2010

John Upike

"A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience."
John Updike

"Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better."
John Updike

"A&P" is such a man's story. The way Sammy talks about the girls is exactly the way most men look at women. He watches them walk around the story only looking at the white lines showing outside of their bathing suits. Sammy is smart beyond his age because he notices the behavior of the women. The have a "Queen" that is leading this group of women. His buddy Stokesie seems to only notice their bodies.
I understand why he is watching them, but I don't know why he quits his job over the comments by his boss. I would think most guys would not quit their job for a girl unless they got their phone number first. He thinks he is their "hero", but finds out later he made a mistake. Many people can relate to this story because everyone has done something and later down the road realized it was a mistake.

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