A US nail salon has introduced a surcharge for overweight people, explaining the extra cost as “service fees”.
The Memphis salon Rose Nails said the usually $30 pedicure would be $45 for larger customers, the Daily Mail reported.
“Sorry, but if you are overweight, pedicures will be $45 due to service fees for the pedicurists. Thank you!” a sign in the salon read.
“Went to gt my nails done on Overton Crossing and Frayser Blvd and this is what they have up….so rude.”
Tabitha Toblessed Hall, replied: “If your legs and feet is 3 times the average person there is nothing wrong with charging extra that’s a lot of work lifting it’s not discrimination it’s business. [SIC]”
Others agreed with her, but many felt the sign was discriminatory and rude.
“That’s discrimination … they can get sued for that,” said one commenter.
“I’m a nail tech and am gobsmacked with the sign. Just wow,” said another.
Good to see the Fat Bastard tax in action. Being fat is a choice. So don’t expect to get away with being a walking mountain and then have the world treat you as if you are thinner, lighter, cheaper and exactly the same amount of work.
– Daily Mail via Stuff
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