People love the "pick me, choose me, love me" moment of Grey's. To the casual fan, it seems like a moment of begging a man to be with her. Truly, she's making a case for their relationship, and when Derek doesn't choose her (right away), she knows he doesn't get to dictate her value. Whether it's fighting for equal pay, career promotions, research opportunities, or relationships, Meredith shows viewers that IT'S GOOD to bet on yourself. It doesn't make you cocky; it makes you right.