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Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe and a woman's principles

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mudhog, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe and a woman\'s principles

    MAKE SURE YOU KEEP THE COOKIE RECIPE!!!!!!!

    A little background: Neiman-Marcus, if you don't know
    already, is a very expensive store; i.e., they sell
    your typical $8.00 T-shirt for $50.00.

    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 said with a small frown,
    "I'm afraid not, but you can buy the recipe." 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 money
    because, according to them, "What the waitress told
    you it 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'
    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 money back. I said, "Okay, you folks got my
    $250.00, 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 email
    account has a $250.00 cookie recipe 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
    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.

    PLEASE READ THE RECIPE AND SEND IT TO EVERY
    PERSON YOU KNOW WHO HAS AN E-MAIL ADDRESS!
    THIS IS REALLY TERRIFIC!


    Have fun!!! This is not a joke-it's a true story.

    Thought that you might enjoy the story as well as the
    cookies!!
     
  2. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Re: Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe and a woman\'s principles

    Just sent to everyone I know...What a messed up story!
     
  3. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Re: Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe and a woman\'s principles

    The only thing is, this was the first chain e-mail I received when I got hooked up to the 'Net, in '97.
     
  4. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Re: Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe and a woman\'s principles

    yea i have gotten this one before but it is still a good recipie(sp?) i have made them and they are good /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  5. riz

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    Re: Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe and a woman\'s principles

    <font color=blue> Ditto ......... It's old as dirt but still a good one !
     

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