Merry Christmas!

Subject: Merry Christmas!
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 1996 12:52:11 -0800

Dear Friends & Family, 

Thought you'd get a kick out of this story.  Happy Happy, Merry Merry. 
Gayle, Paul & Anna


Date: Tue, 03 Dec 96 17:37:09 PST
From: Patch Computers Ltd.
To: '* Patch Computers Ltd. - Calgary *'
Subject: FW: A True Story (plus a great recipe)

Subject:        FW:  A True Story (plus a great recipe)

Date: Thursday, November 07, 1996 7:30AM

 This is a true story that was forwarded to me. Read it and learn.
 Bake the cookies and enjoy them and then forward this to all you

 My daughter & I had just finished a salad at Neiman-Marcus Cafe
 in Dallas & decided to have a small dessert.  Because both of us are
 such cookie lovers, we decided to try the "Neiman-Marcus Cookie".
 was so excellent that I asked if they would give me the recipe and
 waitress 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,
 I asked how much, and she responded, "Only two fifty, it's a great
 deal!"  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
 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's
 outrageous!! I called Neiman's Accounting Dept. and told them the
 waitress said it was "two-fifty," which clearly does not mean "two
 hundred and fifty dollars" by any *POSSIBLE* interpretation of the
 phrase. Nieman-Marcus refused to budge.  They would not refund
 money, because according to them, "What the waitress told you is
 our problem.  You have already seen the recipe - we absolutely will
 not refund your money at this point."  I explained to her the criminal
 statutes which govern fraud in Texas, I threatened to refer them to
 the Better Business Bureau and the State's Attorney General for
 engaging in fraud.  I was basically told, "Do what you want, we don't
 give a crap, and we're not refunding your money." I waited, thinking
 of how I could get even, or even try and get any of my money back.
 just said, "Okay, you folks got my $250, 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 in the United States with an e-mail account has a
 $250.00 cookie recipe from Neiman-Marcus... for free. She replied,
 wish you wouldn't do this." I said, "Well, you should have thought of
 that 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 can possibly think of.  I paid $250 dollars for this... I don't
 want Nieman-Marcus to *ever* get another penny off of this

      (Recipe may be halved.):

      2  cups butter
      4  cups flour
      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 (your choice)
      2  tsp. vanilla
      ** Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder.

 Cream the butter and both sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla; mix
 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.
 112 cookies.

      Have fun!!!  This is *not* a joke --- this is a true story.. Ride
 free, citizen!!