It's a tale as old as time: Boyfriend says to girlfriend, "Woman, make me 300 sandwiches...and I'll marry you." Woman, for some reason, thinks this seems like a good guy to spend her entire life with, makes him said sandwiches, and finally gets engaged.
New York Post senior reporter's Stephanie Smith blog 300 Sandwiches went viral last year, on which she documented her quest to make 300 sandwiches in order to secure an engagement ring from her boyfriend of two-and-a-half years, Eric Schulte aka Mr. 300 Sandwiches.
"'Make me a sandwich.' That's what my boyfriend, E, asks without fail every morning," she wrote about the challenge, quoting Eric as saying, "Babes, this is delicious!...This is the best sandwich ever. You're, like, 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring."
But Babes did have a problem with it (just not the one you might think): "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?"
Well, Mr. 300 Sandwiches proposed 43 sandwiches early.
The couple visited Barbados with some friends, and before the trip, Babes even wrote on her site, "People keep asking if we're getting married here. ‘No,' E told me. Okay, so no surprise wedding here. And I doubt there's an engagement ring tucked inside his sandy kitesurfing bag."
It went down poolside in the tropics, with a giant heart made of flower petals like they were on the season finale of The Bachelor, but with more sandwiches. "I was working on sandwich #257. I guess neither one of us could wait until #300," Babes says. "I said yes, by the way."
"Words cannot express how extraordinarily happy I am," Babes continued. "Not because I have a engagement ring, but because I'm going to spend the rest of my life having ridiculously amazing adventures with my soul mate."
First amazing adventure: Finishing those last 43 sandwiches.