Yesterday, my Twitter feed was all a buzz about an article about a woman who is making 300 sandwiches for her boyfriend so that they can get engaged. Now, when I first heard anything about it, I was looking at the reactions from both men and women. Guys, of course were singing the same praises to the woman; claiming that they love sandwiches and wish a woman would make them one too. Women, at least the loudest ones, were outraged. One comment stuck out to me the most.
Why should a woman jump through hoops just to earn an engagement ring? I would lower myself like that for a man. He’s not even that fine.
So out of curiosity (ok, I’m a lowkey foodie!) I checked out the article. I read their story. Found out how they met. Saw where the 300 Sandwich challenge came from. Even looked at some of the sandwiches that have been made (which as of today, is 177 which is 170 more than I knew) and came to one conclusion.
This is really romantic.
This is a woman who has been in a relationship for over a year and her boyfriend(who she only refers to as “E”) loves sandwiches. He even puts a sandwich over sex as far as intimacy, and I can see that. I’ve always said that in a relationship if you want to know how deep my love runs for you, pay attention to what I do (and don’t) cook for you. I love cooking. I also love a man who loves to eat. So for me, I understand where her boyfriend is coming from. There’s a level of love that goes into food, and this woman is expressing her love for him in every piece of bread. When you love someone, isn’t that what you do? Which is why I didn’t understand the outrage/backlash.
I didn’t see any “hoops” that he was making her go through, nor did I see this blogger being in any way “lowered” for her actions. I saw a woman unafraid of a challange. I see a man who is happy in his relationship. I see a couple who, because of this, is growing closer with each sandwich. I’ll be reading, because whether or not she makes it to 300 sandwiches…I know she’s getting the engagement.
Oh yeah, and for the recipes.