Woman to make 300 sandwiches for marriage proposal

Smith's boyfriend could not be reached for comment. (Image from GEICO)

Smith's caveman boyfriend could not be reached for comment.

The phrase “make me a sandwich” is carved on many a neolithic cave wall, but it’s also the marching orders of a modern day woman on a quest to make her boyfriend her husband.

New York Post reporter Stephanie Smith tries to remain anonymous on her 300 Sandwiches blog, but has been outed by other media.

Smith explains her Star Wars-obsessed boyfriend, during a Sunday lunchtime viewing of “Return of the Jedi,” told her she was “300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring!”

So, she “got cooking.” To my knowledge, however, most sandwiches do not require “cooking,” unless you are whipping up something for Elvis.

Smith is OK with building an emotional foundation with slabs of rye, even though her boyfriend’s morning greeting is often, “You’ve been up for 15 minutes and you haven’t made me a sandwich?”

“I will learn how to cook amazing food, we will learn more about each other, and hopefully my boyfriend will make good on his promise,” she writes.

Today’s recipe, No. 179 for those keeping score, is “Not Your Mother’s Roast Beef” Spicy French Dip.” It looks rather tasty, but I am not sure I’d base a marriage on it.

She’s even posted a list of ingredients her boyfriend won’t eat, which includes tomatoes, blueberries, raisins and olives.

Strangely, some women are raining on Smith’s hoagie parade.

Stacey Brook, a 30-year-old freelance writer, has created a competing blog — Ordering 300 Sandwiches – where she tries to win a man’s heart with “as little effort as possible.”

She usually orders a sandwich for her boyfriend, but sometimes she can’t even mustard that. One offering is called “Half a Bag of Milano Cookies” which she says counts for 10 sandwiches.

Brook, who also lives in New York, says Smith’s sandwich blog “was a botched attempt to cutely interpret, what is on a base level, a pretty demeaning ask … A marriage is a contract that requires the eager participation of two people, and when even a hint of subservience is laced into the deal, even in a pseudo-joking way, it just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.”

For more in bad taste, check out “The Floor Sandwich” that Smith’s boyfriend, and innocent victim if there ever was one, had to eat.

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9 comments Add your comment

CmdrR

October 1st, 2013
9:47 am

This article is cute as a bug’s ear. Urm, what’s it doing on the front page of a major newspaper’s website, several notches higher than an article on the impact of the Affordable Care Act? Is that was newspapers are? Cute stuff? Got any kitten picture galleries we can click through to boost your hits?

Atlanta Native

October 1st, 2013
10:32 am

NO ONE F-ING CARES ABOUT SUCH CRAP! No one cares about some dumb reporter’s blog, her stupid pining for a marriage proposal, her obsession with sandwiches. Not only that, this poor excuse for an “article” is so confusingly written it wouldn’t get published ina an elementary-school newspaper. Yet, after looking at the photo, it appears the REAL story was overlooked: Why is this guy so obsessed with Star Wars that he even made himself over to be Chewbacca?

George Mathis

October 1st, 2013
11:03 am

This federal shutdown has made people cranky.

goomba@ajc.com

October 1st, 2013
11:53 am

I think you made your 8th grade writing teacher cranky also.

Bumper

October 1st, 2013
11:58 am

“Federal government shutdown: NASA’s ‘Asteroid Watch’ Twitter account may not be updated”

Didn’t know NASA provides that service, good to see our tax dollars at work in such a helpful way. Wondering though, when they alert us that an asteroid the size of Uzbekistan is about to slam into Earth what exactly are we supposed to do?

wanda

October 1st, 2013
12:09 pm

Just curious, but shouldn’t it be muster and not mustard? “sometimes she can’t even mustard that.”

Glenn

October 1st, 2013
12:29 pm

Wasn’t he in the GEICO commercials?

Glenn

October 1st, 2013
12:31 pm

Ooops, just read that from the pic – boy; why would you want to lay up with someone with that kind of ego?

Raiderbeater

October 1st, 2013
6:02 pm

Some people have no sense of humor. You actually think this bozo would keep a successful woman if he REALLY was a womanizer.

It’s humor dummies. Although the feminist crusaders attempting to “make it right” entertain me.