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jlilly (jlilly@i-55.com)
Sat, 12 Apr 1997 22:59:22 -0500

>Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 14:19:13 -0500 (CDT)
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>From: "Debbie G. Longman" <dlongman@selu.edu>
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>>>>>>> THIS IS TRUE----PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ IT AND PLEASE SEND
>>>>>>> THIS TO EVERY SINGLE PERSON YOU KNOW WHO HAS AN E-MAIL
>>>>>>> ADDRESS....THIS IS REALLY TERRIFIC.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> My daughter & I had just finished a salad at Neiman-Marcus Cafe
>>>>>>>in Dallas & decided to have a small dessert. Because both of us are
>>>>>>>such cookie lovers, we decided to try the "Neiman-Marcus Cookie".
>>>>>>>{EDITORIAL COMMENT: Neiman's is a VERY EXPENSIVE department store
>>>>>>>in the States}. It was 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 said, "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 received my VISA statement from Neiman-Marcus
>>>>>>>and it 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's outrageous!!
>>>>>>> I called Neiman's Accounting 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 the
>>>>>>>phrase. Neiman-Marcus refused to budge. They would not refund my money,
>>>>>>>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 her the criminal
>>>>>>>statutes which govern fraud in Texas, I threatened to refer them to
>>>>>>>the Better Business Bureau and the State's Attorney General for 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 and get any of my money back. I just said,
>>>>>>> "Okay, you folks got my $250, and now I'm going to have $250.00
>>>>>>>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 $250.00 cookie 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 slammed down
>>>>>>>the phone on her.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> So, here it is!!! Please, please, please pass it on to everyone
>>>>>>>you can possibly think of. I paid $250 dollars for this... I don't want
>>>>>>>Neiman-Marcus to *ever* get another 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)
>>>>>>> 4 eggs
>>>>>>> 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.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Have fun!!! This is *not* a joke --- this is a true story.. Ride free,
>>>>>>>citizens!
>>>>>>>
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