The Nose Will Not Woo You With A Sandwich

Sep 26, 2013

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What can a sandwich say about a relationship? It turns out, a lot. What very well may have been an inside joke between a young couple turned into a controversial essay by New York Post writer Stephanie Smith this week. 

Smith's tips on wooing her man via meat and bread featured such gems as:

My boyfriend, Eric, is the gourmet cook in our relationship, but he’d always want me to make him a sandwich. Each morning, he would ask, “Honey, how long you have been awake?” “About 15 minutes,” I’d reply. “You’ve been up for 15 minutes and you haven’t made me a sandwich?” To him, sandwiches are like kisses or hugs. Or sex. “Sandwiches are love,” he says. “Especially when you make them. You can’t get a sandwich with love from the deli.”

And closed with a bit of wisdom:

“You women read all these magazines to get advice on how to keep a man, and it’s so easy,” he says. “We’re not complex. Just do something nice for us. Like make a sandwich.”

We talked about this today on The Nose, our weekly cultural roundtable. Later in the show, the Distinguished Wacko Bird from Texas, and bathrooms without borders. 

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