Explain Sammy's motivation in quitting is job in "A&P."

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Sammy is performing his duties as a cashier in the A&P store when he becomes aware of the presence of three girls. The girls seem to be attracting attention because of how they are dressed. The store is located near a beach, and the girls have entered the store in their swimsuits. During the time period of the story, the late 1950s or early 1960s, it was considered pretty unusual and inappropriate for girls to enter the store without covering themselves. The manager of the store brings this to their attention when he states, "We want you decently dressed when you come in here."

Sammy refers to the other customers in the store as "sheep." He uses this label to describe how the customers conform to the rules of...

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