Tough Love: Guy Won’t Propose Until His Girlfriend Makes Him 300 Sandwiches

After she made a simple turkey and cheese sandwich for him one day, he told her, "You’re, like, 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring." She accepted the challenge.

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One woman is hungry for an engagement ring, and she hopes to get it by making her boyfriend 300 sandwiches.

Stephanie Smith, senior reporter for the New York Post‘s gossip section Page Six, embarked on this mission after she made her computer programmer boyfriend, Eric Schulte, a simple turkey sandwich with lettuce, Swiss cheese, and Dijon mustard on wheat bread. He called it the best sandwich ever, and said, “You’re, like, 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring.”

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“Maybe I needed to show him I could cook to prove that I am wife material,” she writes in an article in Wednesday’s New York Post.  “If he wanted 300 sandwiches, I’d give him 300 sandwiches — and I’d blog about it.” After all, their relationship has always been rooted in a love for food, from dining at New York’s hottest restaurants to cooking extravagant meals at their home in Brooklyn.

So since last June, she has been blogging about each one she makes on her Tumblr “300 Sandwiches.” They all have cheesy names and back stories, from Sandwich #120, “‘Miles of Love’ Chicken Parmesan Sandwich,” inspired by the breakfast Schulte made for her after she ran a half marathon, to Sandwich #167, “‘Together Before the Madness Begins’ Steak and Tomato Pita Sandwich,” a hearty one she concocted before she started covering New York Fashion Week to make up for coming home late every night for the next eight days.

Some of Smith’s friends have called the whole concept chauvinistic and something straight out of The Stepford Wives. But she says the two actually do a lot of meal prep together — and household chores in general. In fact, her 172nd sandwich “‘Messy House’ Ham and Cheese on a Roll,” was inspired by a day when their apartment looked like a pigsty. She went out to buy Serrano ham and some cheese, and when she came back, he had cleaned the whole place.

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4 comments
writerferret
writerferret

Oh Good Lord, there's nothing at all wrong with someone doing loving things for someone else in a relationship. If more men AND women would get off their freakin' high horses and just be NICE to their partners and pay a lot less attention to what the general population say about it this world would be a nicer place.

She's expressing her love for her boyfriend by doing something nice for him that matters to *him*.  I'm quite sure he does nice things for her also.  That's called being in a *relationship*.  You should try it sometime instead of being bitter.

Edohiguma
Edohiguma

He was very likely joking (seriously, how can anyone take his statement seriously), but she, like a good NY Post muckraker and modern "journalist" (who all have the IQ of a rat and no longer engage in actual journalism but rather in spewing political agenda that is always 100% detached from reality), totally went for it. 

Of course now he's the bad guy for the outdated feminazis because "OMG! Misogynist!" but people always forget that it takes two to tango.



nessnix
nessnix

I can't believe no one sees the real reason for the 300 hundred sandwiches served up with a side of misogyny -- there are 2 other theories no one is discussing in the main stream. Check it out: #300 Sandwiches -- Misogyny, Love, Kink or Pure Publicity?http://wp.me/p2Gj5K-xg 

ScallywagNYC
ScallywagNYC

Doubts aside, Stephanie Smith plods ahead, resigned that this is her lot in life, to be glamorous, to report for the NY Post, to be a modern day woman who is not afraid to question and challenge things (even the way she goes about getting married ) but all the while slightly annoyed that she has regressed to a traditional semblance of what the modern day woman has fought so hard to avoid becoming: her man’s lunch keeper.

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2013/09/ny-post-reporter-stephanie-smith-promises-make-boyfriend-300-sandwiches-marries/