From my wife after over 30 years: “I already have the ring. I’m done making sandwiches.”
Two people meet. Make sandwiches. Fall in love. Make more sandwiches. Plan to get married.
Eric devoured the sandwich as if it were a five-star meal, diving in with large, eager bites. “Babes, this is delicious!” he exclaimed.
As he finished that last bite, he made an unexpected declaration of how much he loved me and that sandwich: “Honey, you’re 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring!” ….
Today, I’ve made and blogged about 176 sandwiches. Over the months, my creations have grown more complex — lobster rolls, bánh mìs, pulled pork. No matter what’s on the menu, Eric smiles and says thank you. He’s just happy I cook for him at all.
“You women read all these magazines to get advice on how to keep a man, and it’s so easy,” he says. “We’re not complex. Just do something nice for us. Like make a sandwich.”
Read the whole thing. It’s a great love story. And watch the video at the bottom of this post, it’s love to which the sandwiches really are mere observers.
But someone had to go and ruin it. Via Jim Treacher:
Really, what do you care? I thought feminism meant empowering women to make their own choices. I guess it meant empowering you to make choices for women who don’t make the choices you would make.
And why is Chris Hayes chiming in on a woman’s choice? Chris Hayes is anti-choice and part of the patriarchy!
Our lovebirds, however, have not been deterred by the haters.
I met a guy. I made a sandwich. I started a blog. And I enraged feminists everywhere.
On Wednesday, I wrote in The Post about how my boyfriend Eric’s joke remark after making him a snack — “Honey, you’re 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring!” — inspired me to do just that and chronicle the project on a Web site, 300sandwiches.com….
Eric is the type of guy that at least deserved one sandwich. And I’m the kind of woman that wanted to make him one.
I’m no less of a woman because I decided to make him 300 after a flip joke.
Now the video I promised. Love conquers all.DONATE
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