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Old 06-05-2009, 08:11 PM   #1
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Some poor sap can't get grilled cheese sandwiches at home, so he writes to some love columnist about it.

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Q: I am a 30 Year old male. I have been dating a wonderful woman for 2.5 years. I would describe everything about her as perfect except for one thing. She absolutely refuses to [make me a grilled cheese sandwich.] Now I want to ask her to marry me, but the thought of going the rest of my life without receiving [grilled cheese sandwiches] is definitely a worry. I fear I may resent her eventually, or possibly feel the need to seek [grilled cheese sandwiches] out somewhere else when enough time has passed. It has already been 2.5+ years since I last experienced a [grilled cheese sandwich]. It is starting consume my thoughts. I don't know if this one thing is enough to be a deal-breaker. Everything else is perfect. I don't know what to do!

-- [Needing Grilled Cheese], Boston

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NGC, have you talked to this woman about why she’s so opposed to grilled cheese? Do her reasons seem valid and specific (past trauma, health issues, etc.)? Is there any room for negotiation? Has she always been opposed to grilled cheese or is it just specific to you?

You must tell her that the lack of grilled cheese is standing in the way of your commitment. I know it’s difficult to say – it sounds so petty and selfish -- but I’m here to tell you it’s a valid concern. You’ve probably heard this before, but disagreements about sex and money are usually what end relationships. If you’re resenting her now, fast forward 10 years. It will get worse.

Grilled cheese sandwiches are awesome. Especially with tomatoes and fancy cheese, like Brie. But some people would rather eat them than make them. And some people are allergic to them and can’t go near them.

But you’re not allergic. You like them a lot. If your girlfriend can’t come up with a grilled-cheese compromise, yes, to quote the wise Liz Lemon, this may be a deal breaker, ladies. Is the rest of her perfect enough to balance the sexual incompatibility?

Readers? Am I wrong? Can one live without grilled cheese if it’s their favorite food? Should a 30-year-old have to make that sacrifice? Share your thoughts here. And remember -- be respectful, G-rated, and thoughtful. Not like I need to ask. You guys are pros.

-- Meredith

The comments to the answer are freakin hilarious!

I haven't had a grilled cheese sandwich made for me in ages.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:17 PM   #2
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In this day and age, a grilled cheese sandwich is EXPECTED in any marital household. If she's not willing to make one, the husband is perfectly justified in heading down to the local truck stop to see if he can get one from that waitress.

EDIT: I should day, too, that while grilled cheese is expected, a husband CANNOT expect his wife to make him a peanut butter-and-jelly. That takes a lot of convincing and, uh... the use of plenty of jelly.
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Why does teh response not once mention to this guy to get off his ass and make himself a grille cheese sandwhich!!
I want a F'in grilled cheese now damnit.


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When this letter arrived in my Love Letters InBox, it was too risqué to post on Boston.com
Risque? WTF?

OH I get it now! So no, he should not make his own sandwhich!! But I would still love a grilled cheese! Haven't had one for a LONG time!
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Why does teh response not once mention to this guy to get off his ass and make himself a grille cheese sandwhich!!
I want a F'in grilled cheese now damnit.


[quote meredith]When this letter arrived in my Love Letters InBox, it was too risqué to post on Boston.com [\quote]
Risque? WTF?
Grilled cheese sandwiches are a metaphor....

I'd make myself a grilled cheese but I can't bend that far.....
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:21 PM   #5
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Now, that's funny right there. I still think I need to drag this off to DRMM, though. I mean, it's going to go down (hill) pretty quickly.

Haha- I crack me up.
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If you can make YOURSELF a grilled cheese sandwich, you must have a much bigger curd than I!
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:22 PM   #7
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That's good stuff. The comments are great. Sure glad my lady makes a good grilled cheese.
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You cannot understate the importance of a grilled cheese sandwich. Of course, a well made tuna fish sandwich must be offered in return.
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You know what this REALLY makes me jonese for?

A Fluffernutter.

EDIT: I could post to this thread all day!
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Ever had a grilled cheese while sitting on the can? It takes a special gal to make one of those...
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