A&P and Other Stories is a collection of stories by John Updike. Updike's stories deal with issues of family, religion and sexuality. They attempt to give life to the mundane and pay special attention to the Protestant middle class through humor and sensuousness. "A & P" is a story about a clerk, Sammy, working at a grocery store and who admires three girls in swimsuits shopping at his store. After his boss scolds the girls, Sammy quits his job and tries to go after the girls but finds them gone.