>> A funny story and a cookie recipe. First person to bake
>> please bring one (or send one) to me! And pass this e-mail
>>My daughter and I had just finished a salad at Neiman-Marcus Cafe in
>>Dallas and decided to have a small dessert. Because both of us are
>>such cookie lovers, we decided to try the "Neiman-Marcus Cookie".
>>so excellent that I asked if they would give me the recipe and the
>>waitress said with a small frown,"I'm afraid not."
>Well, I said, would you let me buy the recipe? With a cute smile she
>"Yes". I asked how
>>much, and she responded, "Only two fifty, it's a great deal!" I said
>>with approval, "just add it to my tab". Thirty days later, I
>>my VISA statement from Neiman-Marcus and it was for $285.00. I
>>again and I remembered I had only spent $9.95 for the two salads and
>>about $20.00 for a new scarf. As I glanced at the bottom of the
>>statement, it said: Cookie Recipe - $250.00.
>>That's outrageous! I called Neiman'sAccounting Dept. and told them
>>the waitress said it was "two-fifty" which clearly does not mean "two
>>hundred and fifty dollars" by any *POSSIBLE* interpretation of
>>phrase. Neiman-Marcus refused to budge. They would not refund my
>>money because, according to them, "What the waitress told you is not
>>problem." You have already seen the recipe - we absolutely will not
>>refund your money at this point."
>I explained to her the criminal statutes which govern fraud in Texas.
>threatened to refer
>them to the Better Business Bureau and the State's Attorney General
>>engaging in fraud. I was basically told, "Do what you want, we
don't give a
>>crap, and we're not refunding your money." I waited, thinking of how
>>I could get even, or even try to get any of my money back. I just
>>said, "Okay, you folks got my $250.00, and now I'm going to have
>>worth of fun." I told her that I was going to see to it that every
>>lover in the United States with an e-mail account has a $250.00
>>recipe from Neiman-Marcus.......FOR FREE. She replied, "I wish you
>>wouldn't do this." I said," Well, you should have thought of that
>>before you ripped me off!" and I slammed down the phone on her.
>So here it is!! Please, please, please pass it on to everyone you can
>>think of. I paid $250 for this....I don't want Neiman-Marcus to
>>*ever* get anoter penny off of this recipe....
>>(Recipe may be halved)
>>2 cups butter
>>4 cups flour
>>2 tsp. soda
>>2 cups sugar
>>5 cups blended oatmeal**
>>24 oz. chocolate chips
>>2 cups brown sugar
>>1 tsp. salt
>>1 8 oz. Hershey bar (grated)
>>2 tsp. baking powder
>>3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)
>>2 tsp. vanilla
>>**Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream
>>butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix together with
>>flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips,
>>bar, and nuts. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a
>>sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112
>>Have fun!! This is *not* a joke---this is a true story....Ride
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