Enjoy. Not tech writing.

Subject: Enjoy. Not tech writing.
From: Coleen MacKay <cmackay -at- BNA -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 1994 09:22:51 EST

Oh, for pete's sake! I first heard this story in 1986. At
that time it was about Mrs. Fields' cookies. A few years
later I heard the story again, about some other famous
cookie producer. Are there really people who haven't heard
this story before? Or who actually believe it?

Coleen MacKay
cmackay -at- bna -dot- com

>> 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.

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