We've all heard of that old adage, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." Well, one woman is taking that saying way too seriously. Stephanie Smith is determined to get a ring from her beau, and the only obstacle, it seems, is his appetite. He told her that she had to make him 300 sandwiches in order to get a proposal. No joke. And she's actually doing it.
You see, her boyfriend is obsessed with two things: Star Wars and sandwiches. Every morning he gets up and asks her, "Honey, how long you have been awake?" Her reply, "About 15 minutes." To which he would say, "You've been up for 15 minutes and you haven't made me a sandwich?"
I can only imagine my reaction -- and that of most women -- if a boyfriend said this to me. First, I'd laugh. And then, if he was actually serious, I'd probably rethink how great a catch this guy was. But Stephanie understood that for her man, a sandwich was akin to hugs, kisses, and love. So one day she made him a simple turkey sandwich on toasted bread. She says her Alexander Skarsgard look-alike boyfriend devoured it like it was ambrosia from the gods and proclaimed, "Honey, you’re 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring!”
Thus began her culinary quest. She started chronicling her creations on 300Sandwiches.com and she has certainly gotten inventive. Her blog featuring the eats has gotten the attention of famed chefs like Emeril Lagasse. Now nearly 200 sandwiches in, she is counting down the days (and deli meats) until she is engaged. Honestly, I think it’s a little demeaning and desperate. So if she couldn’t make sandwiches, does that mean he’d never propose? Shouldn't he want to marry her anyway? That said, I guess we shouldn't be too critical. Women have probably done a lot worse to win over a man.
What do you think of Stephanie making sandwiches for a proposal?
Image via 300Sandwiches.com
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