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Neiman Marcus Cookies

The Story,
The Recipe,
The Ulterior Message

Some say this is a true story. Some say it's a hoax.
Either way, it feels good to read about a rip-off getting a pay-back!
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." 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 Department 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 statues, 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, 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 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.
The Ulterior Message
Have fun!!!
This is not a joke --- this is a true story.
Ride free, citizens!

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