Aug 21, 2009

Neiman Marcus

So I got this email, and instead of forwarding it, I will just post it on my blog. It's a story of how Neiman Marcus ripped off this lady and she is getting revenge by telling everyone she knows their chocolate chip cookie recipe. Read on.

{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'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 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!

NEIMAN-MARCUS COOKIES (Recipe may be halved)
2 cups butter
24 oz. Chocolate chips
4 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. Soda (baking)
1 tsp. Salt
2 cups sugar
1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
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.


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 this
ladies $250.00 worth. Enjoy the cookies, they really are good.}


Julie said...

that. is. awesome.
I'm feeling the need for some cookies now...

Brady and Lindsay Wood said...

awwww... yummmy! i will have to try this out... thanks!