She had on a kind of dirty pink, beige maybe, I don't know bathing suit with a little nubble all over it
The setting takes place in a grocery store called A & P in a small New England Town
The main character is an employee Sam. The three girls are the girls shopping in the grocery store. The girl in the middle Sam refers to as "Queenie"
Sammy watches Queenie and her two followers walk into the grocery store wearing their bathing suits. He speculates the girls appearances and personalities. Sammy’s coworker Stokesie ogles the girls as well, joking around with Sammy as he does so. Lengel, the store manager, approaches Sammy’s checkout lane. Lengel chastises the girls for entering the store in bathing suits, citing store policy. The girls are embarrassed. As the girls begin to leave the store Sammy turns to Lengel and tells him he wants to quit hopping the girls are watching him. He leaves the store and the girls are long gone.
Point of View
Sammy rings the crackers up twice, upsetting the customer. Lengel yells at the girls for disregarding the stores policy Sammy wants to impress the girls
The theme of A&P is that people are judged by their appearance and the way they act.
The point of view is first person. The main character Same is telling the story