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  1. #1
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    Here's somthing for the little lady if she thinks there's no benifit to coming to H-talk.

    Got this in an email.


    >> Subject: Here's a free cookie recipe to try
    >>
    >> 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! 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'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
    >> 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.
    >>
    >> PLEASE READ THE RECIPE AND SEND IT TO EVERY PERSON YOU KNOW WHO HAS AN
    >> E-MAIL ADDRESS! THIS IS REALLY TERRIFIC!!
    >>
    >> 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 are good...

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    You burnt the cookies didn't you?



    Why don't you send the recipe to 2 hundred of your friends and charge them a dollar each, see problem solved.
    "Nothing else can poison our culture, corrupt our society or ruin the character of our people like unearned money or unearned opportunity." -- James R. Cook

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    "If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a KA." - Albert Einstein

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    Who the hell

    makes 112 cookies?
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    ok what ever ralph fact is the little women would love the story and the recipe and you got it here

    the recipe is a good one, the g/f made them WOW

    spotts the recipe can be cut in half

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    66 cookies

    would still take a while to eat...... I'd look like..... Well, like me, just fatter.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    Pjs:

    Did you know you are aiding and abetting a criminal act?

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    Originally posted by madeinusa
    Pjs:

    Did you know you are aiding and abetting a criminal act?


    WHY....are those cookies so bad they would kill ya ? Or is it one of those McDonalds's Things where your gonna get sued for making people fat?

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    that story is pre e-mail. good cookies though
    Still learning opinions welcome.

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    spotts

    you are a freeken panic You don't have to eat them all they're for the holidays.

    and the rest of you wankers

    say "look hun I got you something off the H-talk site from Neiman-Marcus", and watch her reactions,

    ......."Neiman-Marcus"???? "Neiman-Marcus", she'll be dreaming, of shoes or an outfit OR JEWELRY

    the cookies ARE GOOD,REAL GOOD and the wife can tell her friends the recipe came from ............... Neiman-Marcus, they like that.

    We drop names from tool manufactures and equipment mfg's


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    Originally posted by pjs
    spotts

    you are a freeken panic You don't have to eat them all they're for the holiday.


    But I really like to eat ALL the fresh homemade chocolate chip cookies the day they're cooked! LOL
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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