A&P and Other Stories

A&P John Updike

What does the narrator say would happen if dynamite went off in the store?

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I bet you could set off dynamite in an A & P and the people would by and large keep reaching and checking oatmeal off their lists and muttering "Let me see, there was a third thing, began with A, asparagus, no, ah, yes, applesauce!" or whatever it is they do mutter.