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DAVID MCBETH <[log in to unmask]>
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Art Criticism Discussion Forum <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 4 Apr 1994 12:00:26 CST
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>> >>  My daughter & I had just finished a salad at Neiman-Marcus Cafe
>> >>in Dallas & decided to have a small dessert.  Because our family
>> >>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 they said with a small frown, "I'm afraid not."
>> >>Well, I said, would you let me buy the recipe?  With a cute
>> >>smile, she said, "Yes."  I asked how much, and she responded,
>> >>"Two fifty." I said with approval, just add it to my tab.
>> >>
>> >>  Thirty days later, I received my VISA statement from
>> >>Neiman-Marcus and it 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."  Boy, was I upset!! I called
>> >>Neiman's Accounting Dept. and told them the waitress said it was
>> >>"two fifty," and I did not realize she meant $250.00 for a cookie
>> >>recipe.  I asked them to take back the recipe and reduce my bill
>> >>and they said they were sorry, but because all the recipes were
>> >>this expensive so not just everyone could duplicate any of our
>> >>bakery recipes....the bill would stand.  I waited, thinking of
>> >>how I could get even or even try and get any of my money back.
>> >>
>> >>I just said, "Okay, you folks got my $250.00 and now I'm going to
>> >>have $250.00 worth of fun." I told her that I was going to see to
>> >>it that every cookie lover will have a $250.00 cookie recipe from
>> >>Neiman-Marcus for nothing. She replied, "I wish you wouldn't do
>> >>this." I said, "I'm sorry but this is the only way I feel I could
>> >>get even," and I will.
>> >>
>> >>  So, here it is, and please pass it to someone else or run a few
>> >>copies....I paid for it; now you can have it for free.
>> >>(Recipe may be halved.):
>> >>
>> >>2 cups butter                  4 cups flower
>> >>2 tsp. soda                    2 cups sugar
>> >>5 cups blended oatmeal**      24 oz. chocolate chips
>> >>2 cups brown sugar             1 tsp. salt
>> >>1  8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)  4 eggs
>> >>2 tsp. baking powder           3 cups chopped nuts
>> >>2 tsp. vanilla                        (your choice)
>> >>
>> >>  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.
>> >>
>> >>** measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder.
>> >>
>> >>Have fun!!!  This is not a joke --- this is a true story..
>> >>************************************************************
>> >>  That's it. Please, pass it along to everyone you know, single
>> >>people, mailing lists, etc.....
>> >>
>> >>
>Enjoy, everybody!
> Suzanne Donnelly
>Pocatello, Idaho
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