Thursday, June 26, 2008

$50 Flip Flops

My favorite pair

Ok so yes these are $50 "fitflops" by Bath And Body Works and I am really wanting them know even if it is a ridiculous price. This is the description of the "fitflop" as quoted from bathandbody states, "Get a workout while you walk! Every step you take in your FitFlops™ improves your core muscle strength, absorbs shock on your feet, knees and back, and strengthens and tones muscles in your feet, legs, buttocks, stomach and back. Half sexy streamlining, half muscle-toning trainer, the FitFlop is the shoe to have this summer. FitFlops load your leg muscles more so you get a workout while you walk. Every step you take while wearing FitFlops helps tone and trim your thighs, calves and glutes via a uniquely built multi-density midsole. In fact, they are engineered to absorb shock, lessen joint strain and recreate the gait of barefoot walking with a powerful new built-in micro-wobbleboard workout-enhancing effect. Available in sizes 5-11. The shoe has a generous foot bed and you may want to size down. Imported." Wow sounds great right and the lady at the store swears by them whats a girl to do!! Well my answer is to get a pair as soon as $50 comes my way.

My mom got this email about Neiman Marcus cookies a couple months ago and I have to share it with you.

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 Recipe.' 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 the 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 fraud. I was basically told, ' Do what you want. Don't bothe r thinking of how you can get even, and don't bother trying to get any of your money back.' 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 of f!' 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 sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
Makes 112 cookies

Well hope you make the cookies and like them I have no clue if this is a true story but its kinda comical.


WendyB said...

That Neiman-Marcus story has been going around since before there was email. If you ever want to check whether a chain e-mail is valid, I recommend They do good investigating there. Since I started sending the snopes URL to idiots who sent me alarmist (cancer!terrorism!) chain emails, I don't get that crap anymore.

Your Sunshine said...

fit flops! i want them too, only they are big and some what ugly, but toned legs are worth it. and fit flops are a steal compared to mbt shoes, which they are copying

anyways, i added your link :)

Elizabeth said...

The old Dr. Scholls used to be called "exercise sandals." They didn't really do much. I wonder if these do? They're pretty good-looking.

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