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Neiman-Marcus, Fuck You very much
Neiman-Marcus, Fuck You very much
If nothing else this is a great story. I can't vouch for the 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. Let's let them have it!
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
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
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 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's 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
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.
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!
So here it is!
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
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
Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112
PLEASE READ THE RECIPE AND SEND IT TO EVERY
PERSON YOU KNOW WHO HAS
AN E- MAIL ADDRESS! (Even if the people on your
e-mail list don't eat
sweets send it to them and ask them to pass it
on). Let's make sure we
get these ladies $250.00 worth. Enjoy the
cookies, they're GREAT !
11/15/2005 2:10 pm
I helped ya pass it on.|
11/15/2005 3:21 pm
Screw atta boy. However it is not a personal experience it was sent to me that it was sent to.......|
I'm just a perpetrator.