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Re: [at-l] off topic: cookies

Bob,  I do not mean to burst your bubble, but I have enjoyed these
cookies for several years now.  They are really good.

> The following is a true story of a lady who decided to take
> revenge against a company that ripped her off. I thought it was a 
> nice way
> to get even and illustrates the power of people when empowered with 
> the
> Internet.
> Enjoy...
>  > > > >>>>~~~~~~~~~Not A Joke~~~~~~~~~~
> Can you believe...
> 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". 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, just add it to my tab I told her.
> 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, it doesn't matter, 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 $250.00, 
> and now
> I'm going to have $25,000.00 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 for this... 
> I don't
> want Neiman-Marcus to *ever* get another penny off of this 
> recipe....
> ****************************************************
> THE NEIMAN MARCUS COOKIE (Recipe may be halved):
> 2 cups butter
> 4 cups flour
> 2 tsp. baking soda
> 2 cups sugar
> 5 cups blended oatmeal (measure oatmeal and blend in a blender
> to a fine powder.)
> 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, but we liked pecans best)
> 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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