Re: Nieman-Marcus Cookies

Elaine Hills (ehills@SOLEIL.ACOMP.USF.EDU)
Sat, 2 Dec 1995 15:06:53 -0500

Wasn't there also a scene in a movie about the people who hit a deer and
put it in the car and somehow hallucinated the deer to be a woman or
something? That example of folklore just seems very familiar, like I've
seen it in a movie or something...anyone with me here?


On Mon, 27 Nov 1995, Adrienne Dearmas wrote:

> In a message dated 95-11-24 15:00:07 EST, kcfst1+@PITT.EDU (Kimberley C Falk)
> writes:
> >In addition to the Nieman-Marcus cookie story, there is one about a rich
> >woman running her car into young people who stole her parking space that
> >she had been waiting for (the story was even featured as part of the story
> >of Fried Green Tomatoes, although I heard it told long before then in
> >Dallas, TX about a Mobil oil associate). When the woman protests at their
> >taking her parking space, the young people respond with "we're younger and
> >faster", the woman responds with several bashes of their car with hers,
> >saying "I'm richer and have more insurance." Like the cookie story, the
> >protagonist is always a relative, a coworker, etc.
> >
> >I think these stories are reflective of a sense of popular justice and
> >resistance that in the telling provide a sensse of social vindication for
> >wrong righted.
> >
> >Other thoughts ...?
> >
> >Kim Falk
> >University of Pittsburgh
> What about the one about the two guys from (pick any small town) who hit the
> deer and thought they killed it. Rather than waste the meat, they put it in
> the back of their (pick any small car) and were on their way home to chop it
> up when the deer recovered from the shock and wasted the car trying to get
> out. I even have a friend who SWEARS it happened to a hunting buddy of his. I
> like this one tho: animal triumphs over man AND technology. Meanwhile, man is
> practicing conservation. The funny thing is, had it been a woman, she would
> have never hit the deer in the first place!! :?) Anyone else?
> - Adrienne