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
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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. 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
>> 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...