The Cookie Conspiracy

Discussion in 'World Events' started by Bowser, Apr 29, 2000.

  1. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

    Oh, the e-mails that I receive.

    The following is a true story written by a lady who decided to take
    > > against a company that ripped her off. I thought it was a nice way to
    > > even and illustrates the power of people when empowered with the
    > > Enjoy......
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > This is not a joke.....
    >My daughter & I had just finished a salad at Neiman-Marcus Cafe in
    > > decided to have a small dessert. Because both of us are such cookie
    > > 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
    > > 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
    > > deal!" I agreed, just add it to my tab I told her. Thirty days later,
    > > received my VISA statement from Neiman-Marcus and it was $285.00. I
    > > again and I remembered I had only spend $9.95 for two salads and about
    > > $20.00 for a scarf. As I glanced at the bottom of the statement, It
    > > "Cookie Recipe - $250.00". That's outrageous! I called Neiman's
    > > Dept. and told them the waitress said it was "two-fifty," which
    > > not mean "two hundred and fifty dollars by any *POSSIBLE*
    > > the phrase!"Neiman-Marcus refused to budge. They would not refund my
    > > because according to them, "What the waitress told you is not our
    > > You have already seen the recipe. We absolutely will not refund your
    > > at this point." I explained to her the criminal statutes which govern
    > > in Texas. I threatened to refer them to the Better Business Bureau
    > > State's Attorney General for engaging in fraud. I was basically told,
    > > what you want, it doesn't matter, and we're not refunding your
    >money." I
    > > waited, thinking of how I could get even, or even try and get any of
    > > money back. I just said, "Okay, you folks got my $250.00, and now I'm
    > > to have $250,000.00 worth of fun. I told her that I was going to see
    > > that every Cookie lover in the United States with an e-mail account
    >has a
    > > $250.00, cookie recipe from Neiman-Marcus...... for free. She
    >replied, "I
    > > wish you wouldn't do this." I said, "Well you should have thought of
    > > before you ripped me off," and slammed down the phone on her.
    > >
    > > So here it is!!!! Please, Please, Please pass it on to everyone you
    > > possibly think of. I paid $250.00 for this ..... I don't want
    > > to ever get another penny off of this recipe.......
    > >
    > > **********************************************************************
    > >
    > > 2 cups butter
    > > 4 cups flour
    > > 2 tsp. Baking soda
    > > 2 cups sugar
    > > 5 cups blended oatmeal (measure oatmeal and blend into to a fine
    > > 24 oz. Chocolate chips
    > > 2 cups brown sugar
    > > 1 tsp. Salt
    > > 1 - 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
    > > 4 eggs
    > > 2 tsp. baking powder
    > > 2 tsp. vanilla
    > > 3 cups chopped nuts (your choice, but we like pecans best)
    > >
    > > Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix together
    > > flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips,
    > > Bar and nuts. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie
    > >
    > > Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees (I only baked ours for about 8
    > > because I like them soft and chewy - Lee).
    > >
    > > Makes 112 cookies.
    > >
    > >
    > > Have fun!!!!! This is not a joke- this is a true story. Ride free, citizens!! *** PLEASE PASS THIS TO EVERY ONE YOU KNOW!!!!!! ***
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  3. Oxygen One Hissy Kitty Registered Senior Member

    I heard this story from a book on Urban Legends, only it had to do with a lady who went to France on vacation and a chocolate cake recipie.

    Still cool, though.
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  5. ozarky Registered Senior Member

    That cookie story has been around for a number of years. I'm waiting for someone to try it out. My wife says it sounds like it might be OK. Imight even try it out and let you know if they are worth $250.00.

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  7. Cris In search of Immortality Valued Senior Member

    A word of warning. There are a number of emails like this that are designed to overwhelm the mail systems of targeted companies. They are less effective now with higher bandwidth communicatins and faster CPUs. But even within the last year or two such emails have caused enormous disruption and downtime to the internal systems of large corporations. In my company (a leading computer manufacturer) it is a serious offence to pass on such messages internally, we have been hit several times by such techniques.

    The chain letters you can probably spot, especially those that ask for money, but this type seems completely innocent but can and does cause damage. You can normally recognize the fraud by two main things - insistence of truth and encouragement to pass it on. The story will usually be emotionally appealling, such as this one.

    It is a wonderful story if true, but I strongly suspect it is a ruse.

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