People are defined by the decisions they make in life because every person has a role they play, and they have desires, goals and needs they need to accomplish for themselves and their families. Therefore, in order to accomplish these desired goals and needs people have to work and in that case, people find that they spend most of the time in the workplaces. The workplace becomes a place where people attach themselves and learn to live with the surroundings as it helps in accomplishing the desired goals and needs in life for the family and an individual.In A& P by John Updike, there is a direct opposite of the reaction to the workplace in Sammy’s world because he see it as a dull and unchanging world that is a direct opposite of his personality. He wonders why Stokesie loves his job so much to the extent that he wants to become a manager of the A& P (Updike, 342). Stokesie has a mission in life to become a manager of the A&P because he will manage to feed his two children and wife as he will have a higher salary than when he is manning the lanes. The workplace is a respectable place that every employee should respect, and every person who should come into the business should understand the nature of the business and respect both the employees and the customers. However, this is not the case with Queenie and the girls who walk in the store with Bikinis (Updike, 348). The customers of the store are saddened by the behavior of the girls.