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Let's let them have it! THIS IS A TRUE STORY!
My daughter and I had just finished a salad at a Neiman-Marcus Cafe
in Dallas, and we decided to have a small dessert. Because both of
us are such cookie lovers, we decided to try the "Neiman-Marcus
cookie." It was so excellent that I asked if they would give me the
recipe, and the waitress s aid with a small frown, "I'm afraid not,
but you can buy the
Well, I asked how much, and she responded, "Only two fifty - it's
a great deal!" I agreed to that, and told her to just add it to my tab.
Thirty days later, I received my VISA statement, and the
Neiman-Marcus charge was $285.00! I looked again, and I remembered I
had only spent $9.95 for two salads and about $20.00 for a scarf. As
I glanced at the bottom of the statement, it said, "Cookie
Recipe-$250.00". That was outrageous!
I called Neiman's Accounting Department and told them the waitress
said it was "two fifty", which clearly does not mean "two hundred
and fifty dollars" by any reasonable interpretation of the phrase.
Neiman-Marcus refused to budge.
They would not refund my m oney because, according to them, "What
the waitress told you is not our problem. You have already seen
the recipe. We absolutely will not refund your money at this point."
I explained to the Accounting Department lady the criminal
statutes which govern fraud in the state of Texas. I threatened to
report them to the Better Business Bureau and the Texas Attorney
General's office for engaging in fraud.
I was basically told, "Do what you want. Don't bother thinking of
how you can get even, and don't bother trying to get any of your
I just said, "Okay, you folks got my $250, and now I'm going to
have $250 worth of fun." I told her that I was going to see to it
that every cookie lover in the United States with an e-mail account
has a $250 cookie recip e from Neiman-Marcus...for free.
She replied, "I wish you wouldn't do this." I said, "Well, perhaps
you should have thought of that before you ripped me off!" and
slammed down the phone. So here it is!
Please, please, please pass it on to everyone you can possibly
think of. I paid $250 for this, and I don't want Neiman-Marcus to
"EVER" make another penny off of this recipe!
NEIMAN-MARCUS COOKIES (Recipe may be halved)
2 cups butter
24 oz. chocolate chips
4 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar
1 - 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
5 cups blended oatmeal
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)
Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream
the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with
flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips,
Hershey Bar, and nuts. Roll into balls, and place two inches apart
on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.
PLEASE READ THE RECIPE AND SEND IT TO EVERY PERSON YOU KNOW WHO HAS
AN E-MAIL ADDRESS! THIS IS REALLY TERRIFIC!!
Even if the people on your e-mail list don't eat sweets send it to
them and ask them to pass it on. Let's make sure we get these ladies
$250.00 worth. Enjoy the cookies, they are good....