A NAIL salon in Georgia has charged a woman having a manicure and pedicure an extra $5 because she was overweight and could damage their chairs.
Michelle Fonville, 40, of Lithonia, said she was at the Natural Nails salon getting a burnt orange color applied to her fingers and toes, along with an eyebrow wax, when she was presented with what seemed like an excessive bill.
“I said to the clerk I thought I had been accidentally overcharged, I honestly thought it was an error,” she told ABC News.
But then, Ms Fonville said, “when she came over and wrote out the prices she then said, 'I charged you five dollars more because you're overweight'."
Kim Tan, the salon manager, told ABC News' Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV that the chairs in her salon can only hold 200 pounds and cost $2500 to repair.
"Do you think that's fair when we take $24 dollars and we have to pay $2500 in repairs?" Ms Tan said.
"I said to her I'm sorry, but next time I cannot take you."Ms Fonville said she plans to protest outside the salon later this week.
Ms Tan returned the extra $5, ABC reported.
That's a tad lame and discriminatory..... besides, if they cost $2500 and can only hold 200lbs, I doubt that $5 extra charge would cover the cost of repair if the chair was actually damaged..... sounds like a piss poor excuse to charge people extra, which I'm sure they did to many other people without them paying attention to this extra fee.
And who is stupid enough to spend that much money on a chair that can only support 200lbs?? I'm around 220lbs. and still not considered overweight based on my height.... I'm close, but not considered overweight.... they couldn't charge me the extra $5 or I'd sue..... and who are they to determine who's over weight or not?
Then again, I probably wouldn't be going in to get my nails done anyways