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Old 07-17-2007, 03:54 PM   #1
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Default Neimen Marcus rip off - $250 cookie recipe

This was posted on my wife'* forum. It happened to her ex-mother-in-law
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.
Let'* let them have it! 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'* 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'* 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 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 threatene d 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 just said, Okay, you folks got my $250, and now I'm going to have $250 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 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!

$250 Neiman Marcus Cookies
>
> * 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)
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> * 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.
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Very old story. And probably a farse.

The city name often changes.

And, a credit card statement doesn't give details for what was purchased WITHIN a transaction.
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Aaaahhh. Good point. Just kind of took what the wife said as true. She probably didn't even think about it.
Found this
http://www.snopes.com/business/consumer/cookie.asp
Sorry guys, darn wife!
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well, I best the receipe is still good
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Yeah, I was thinking about trying it.
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My chocolate chip recipe is much better, and super easy.
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If it doesn't cost $250 pm me a copy and I'll promise not to to blast it all over the web
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Sweetie, you can have a copy for free
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Mmmmm.. Thank you. I'm sure they'll be delicious!!
Chocolate chip and Oatmeal Raisin are my Favorites!!!
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Oatmeal Raisin FTW!!!!
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