By Jane Nambi
A woman decided to make her boyfriend 300 sandwiches to make him to propose to him.
Stephanie Smith, a New York Post writer was challenged by her boyfriend, Eric Schulte to make him 300 sandwiches and he would buy her an engagement ring. A cooking neophyte, Smith spent the past year trying her hand at creating delicacies such as lobster rolls, fried green tomato BLTs, bánh mìs, and lamb with yogurt dill sauce. She’s been documenting her yearlong project on her blog 300 Sandwiches.
Smith however said her boyfriend does the lion’s share of cooking in their Brooklyn home. “And second, if he wasn’t the kind of guy that was worth one sandwich, I wouldn’t be making 300,” Smith said. “And plus it was a joke. It was light, it’s funny. Come on, it’s a sandwich. It’s supposed to be just lighthearted.”
Schulte also spoke up: “Of course, I would have married her without one sandwich,” he said.
Smith insists she’s “no less of a woman” for making her partner 300 sandwiches.
Feminists are outraged by the act. “This is not a feminist issue. This is a serious self-esteem issue.” Naomi Wolf said.
“Ten sandwiches or so in, I did the math. Three sandwiches a week, times four weeks a month, times 12 months a year, meant I wouldn’t be done until I was deep into my 30s. How would I finish 300 sandwiches in time for us to get engaged, married and have babies before I exited my childbearing years?” Smith wrote.