Back in September, we told you about a New York Post writer Stephanie Smith, who promised to make her boyfriend 300 sandwiches in exchange for an engagement ring. Via her blog post explaining the experiment at the time:
Things are fairly serious between E and I. We’ve been dating for more than a year, and recently, we moved in together to a lovely Brooklyn apartment. We talk about the future—-getting a dog, buying a country house, we’ve even talked about having a family without him breaking into a cold sweat and changing the subject. But I didn’t know when E would be ready for marriage. And like every woman in her mid-30s in a relationship, I wondered if we were going to go the distance.
I realized what it would take to get him to commit after the first time I made him a turkey on whole wheat bread, with mustard, lettuce and swiss cheese.
“Honey, this is the best sandwich ever!” he exclaimed in between bites so rapid in succession, the sandwich was gone in minutes. And then, he dropped a bomb me: “You’re, like, 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring.”
She posted a SURPRISE to her blog, noting that she and her boyfriend are now engaged even though she’s only made 257 sandwiches. In her own words, “I guess neither one of us could wait until #300.”
And yes, she’s making the last 43 sandwiches.
— Mr. 300 Sandwiches (@mr300sandwiches) May 20, 2014
Congrats to the happy couple. Ladies, take note: Sandwiches are a powerful, powerful tool of persuasion.