A case of what goes around, comes around in the form of a cookie recipe.
Not a Chain, its a good recipe for great cookies!!! With a good story
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.
My daughter & I had just finished a salad at the Neiman-Marcus Cafe in
& decided to have a small dessert. Because both of us are such cookie
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 &
the waitress said with asmall 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
Thirty days later, I received my VISA statement from Neiman-Marcus and
$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
"two-fifty," which clearly does not mean "two hundred and fifty dollars"
by any *POSSIBLE* interpretation of the phrase. Neiman-Marcus refused
They would not refund my money, because, according to them, "What the
told you is not our problem. You have already seen the recipe - we
will not refund your money at this point."
I explained to her the criminal statues which govern fraud in Texas.
State's Attorney General for engaging in fraud. I was basically told,
you want, we don't give a care, and we're not refunding your money."
I waited, thinking of how I could get even, or even try and get any of
money back. I just said, "Okay, you folks got my $250, and now I'm
have $250.00 worth of fun." I told her that was going to see to it that
cookie 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
I said, "Well, you should have thought of that before you ripped me
and slammed down the phone on her. So here it is!!!
it on to everyone you can possibly think of. I paid $250 forthis...I
want Neiman-Marcus to *ever* get another penny off of this recipe....
(Recipe may be halved)
2 cups butter 4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking 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
both sugars. Add eggs & vanilla; mix together with flour, oatmeal,
baking powder, soda. Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar and nuts. Roll
balls & place 2" apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375
Makes 112 cookies.
Have fun!!! This is NOT a joke --- this is a true story. Ride free
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