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Man Sues Salon After Being Charged More For Manicure: Reasonable or Ridiculous?

News 2011/06/19 00:04:33
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Should men pay more than women for manicures? One Maryland man sure doesn't think so.

Norris Sydnor III will not rest until he puts the "man" in manicure.

The 43-year-old Mitchellville, Maryland resident is suing local Rich's Nail Salon for $200,000 (that's $100,000 in compensatory damages and $100,000 in punitive damages) after being charged one dollar more to get his fingertips cleaned up last December. Note that the brochure does clearly state manicures for women costs $9 and for men, $10.

"I was angry. I was humiliated....The big deal is that I feel like I'm being discriminated based on my gender. There's nothing to say that my hands or my nails are different than a woman's nails. Nobody measured my hands, no one measured my fingernails."


Even if Sydnor's case itself isn't ridiculous, his lawyer's claim that he's the next Rosa Parks definitely is!

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  • Liza Jane 2011/06/19 01:14:50
    Ridiculous
    Liza Jane
    +10
    Considering the amount of money that women spend on their upkeep, I think he should stfu about one dollar.

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  • chief 00 2011/06/21 16:22:04
    Reasonable
    chief 00
    So the people that think it is ridiculous think men should pay more?
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2011/06/21 00:06:56
    Ridiculous
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    Maybe his fingernails were incredibly dirty so would take more time. I get my nails done all the time and the prices are not the same if there are slight adjustments in the service.

    This is beyond ridiculous and what stupid lawyer took the case...when no damages were actually caused.
  • chief 00 Hula gi... 2011/06/21 16:23:18
    chief 00
    Excuses, excuses. I like it when women want equal rights but don't want men to have them.
  • Hula gi... chief 00 2011/06/21 20:28:14
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    Really...and I hate it when women get less pay for the same job and I hate it when idiots like yourself think it's alright to sue for hundreds of thousands for one dollar to a small salon that probably only gets by like most salons.
  • chief 00 Hula gi... 2011/06/22 15:09:13
    chief 00
    I too, hate it when women get less pay for the same job. I do not think the guy should get hundreds of thousands of dollars from the salon but I think men should start standing up for equal rights because when it comes to men and womens rights, men are getting screwed. I am for 100% equal rights not just equal rights when it's convenient as so many women are.
  • Hula gi... chief 00 2011/06/22 17:22:55
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    I see you don't understand salons. Guess what women get charged for every little thing in the salon. If he came in with dirty fingernails and it took longer for them to clean them instead of him cleaning them it took them time to dig gunk out from underneath and it would have cost a women the same...that just how it rolls. We get charged if the polished is sparkly, if we want an extra protective coat.

    Woo woo he got charge a dollar because he didn't keep his hands clean. He should have taken better care of his hands first. He's the one that states they had to clean under his nails. I've seen enough men to see clean and dirty fingernails and you bet it takes more time to clean the dirty ones. If he's such a panty waist then just take it out of the tip he was suppose to have left. Good grief. If you want to start paying what the women pay have at it. We get charged tons more for our jeans that are less material than yours. We get charge for less material in a blouse compared to your shirts. I can go on and on of the cost of what women pay over men. We pay tons more for a simple hair cut than a man even if our hair is shorter.

    Grow up and stop the pettiness. No wonder our country is so full of whiners and it's falling apart.
  • chief 00 Hula gi... 2011/06/22 17:31:15
    chief 00
    Who says it was because he didn't keep his hands clean?
  • iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~ 2011/06/20 22:59:48
    Ridiculous
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    But I'd be kind of pissed too...because generally the men's manicure is cheaper.
  • tootien 2011/06/20 22:24:45
    Ridiculous
    tootien
    Why is it that everyone is out there lookin' for a big payday!!! Hopefully this will be thrown out as frivolous!!! How on earth can $100K even be compensatory and let's not even go there as far as punitive!!!
  • aazeen 2011/06/20 21:58:50
    Ridiculous
    aazeen
    Ridiculous lolololol
  • wpsark 2011/06/20 21:47:49
  • Judge P... wpsark 2011/06/20 23:03:06
    Judge Peter Hill
    My hair costs more than some of the women that come to our salon but I don''t complain because it is well worth the results. hair costs women salon complain worth
  • wpsark Judge P... 2011/06/21 15:07:18
    wpsark
    +1
    lol, are those extensions? beautimous
  • Judge P... wpsark 2011/06/21 15:17:17
    Judge Peter Hill
    +1
    Yes they are. I did that for my webpage at www.modelmayhem.com/1083423 My real hair ends at my "boobs" and the extensions continue to my belt. Thank you for the compliment!
  • MBSVirginia BN-2 2011/06/20 21:27:54
    Ridiculous
    MBSVirginia BN-2
    +1
    This man is nothing more than a petty criminal. He's going to use our court system to sue these people because he thinks he can get easy cash. What a piece of crap he is. If he was so put out by the cost, he could have gone somewhere else. I abhor people like this!!
  • chief 00 MBSVirg... 2011/06/21 16:24:41
    chief 00
    +1
    And women that lie on men and say they were assaulted or fear for their lives just to put a man behind bars, what are they? Are they petty criminals too?
  • MBSVirg... chief 00 2011/06/21 16:48:54
    MBSVirginia BN-2
    +1
    Yes. If a woman lies about a man just to "get even" she, too is a petty criminal. I have no respect for anyone who uses our court system to gain unfairly.
  • chief 00 MBSVirg... 2011/06/21 16:51:16
    chief 00
    +1
    Too bad the court system doesn't see it that way.
  • MBSVirg... chief 00 2011/06/21 16:53:57
    MBSVirginia BN-2
    Yes it is. I blame the shifty lawyers who take on these cases knowing full well they are bogus!
  • chief 00 MBSVirg... 2011/06/21 17:47:54
    chief 00
    +1
    I actually blame the system that will not just throw these cases out. Incarceration has become a business, not about right and wrong, and throwing out bogus cases is like throwing out money in their eyes. They'd rather ruin lives to make a buck.
  • MBSVirg... chief 00 2011/06/21 20:04:45
    MBSVirginia BN-2
    Sad but true! I really don't understand why judges waste their time hearing these cases. And, if they were concerned about over population in the prison system, they certainly should look at the sentences handed down for 1st time offenders. Drug offences in particular are given way too much time for 1st time offenders.
  • Sew 2011/06/20 19:48:57
    Reasonable
    Sew
    +1
    Is it not the perogative of a private business owner to charge what they deem for services or products the provide. Is it not the customers to find the best business to patronize? I think he should find a place that doesn't charge him more and spend his money there. Obviously I chose the wrong answer.
  • ~Sophie~ 2011/06/20 19:37:03
    Ridiculous
    ~Sophie~
    +1
    Women pay more for haircuts. Men's nails are generally more unkempt than women's, so it would make sense. If he can afford a lawyer and that frivolous of a lawsuit, the $1 difference probably wasn't going to put that much of a dent in his bank account.
  • chief 00 ~Sophie~ 2011/06/21 16:25:04
    chief 00
    It only makes sense because you are a woman.
  • ~Sophie~ chief 00 2011/06/21 16:34:01
    ~Sophie~
    ... my vagina has something to do with my fingernails?
  • chief 00 ~Sophie~ 2011/06/21 16:38:05
    chief 00
    If that is what you want to believe. he should have to pay the same price as a woman. Thi=ough his law suit is petty I applaud him for fighting for equal rights. It is long overdue when it comes to mens and womens rights.
  • Brendakp 2011/06/20 19:00:39
    Ridiculous
    Brendakp
    +1
    What an idiot, wanting to claim his15 minutes of fame. Some men's fingernails get really dirty.
  • DiViews2014 2011/06/20 18:26:50
    Ridiculous
    DiViews2014
    +2
    Greedy, sue happy idiot!
  • SK-pro impeachment 2011/06/20 18:20:40
    Ridiculous
    SK-pro impeachment
    +3
    Man up and do your own freakin' nails!
  • Nisa PinkySwear(*~*) 2011/06/20 18:02:50
  • chief 00 Nisa Pi... 2011/06/21 16:26:30
    chief 00
    The price should be the same. Though I do not agree with him suing for $100,000, I think someone has to stand up for mens rights in this country.
  • Boss 2011/06/20 17:46:16
    Ridiculous
    Boss
    sometimes I don,t believe what I read!!
  • Leinad 2011/06/20 17:35:47
    Ridiculous
    Leinad
    what a JOKE,he gets the obama comedy award of the year..go collect your award at the white house, it is refered as NOBEL PEACE PRIZE....
  • chief 00 Leinad 2011/06/21 16:27:08
    chief 00
    Wow! You brought Obama into this. You need help.
  • Leinad chief 00 2011/06/22 22:27:29
    Leinad
    sorry..I just thought that it would be humorous, but sorry again, i know what was supposed to be benign and fun, I ruined it...

    HOW DO I FIX THIS.....
  • J39203 2011/06/20 17:35:39
    Reasonable
    J39203
    can if he wants, Its a free country
  • smitty 2011/06/20 17:13:35
    Ridiculous
    smitty
    +1
    A real man's manicurists. BTW - it is free.

    real mans manicurists btw free teeth
  • Ron 2011/06/20 17:01:35
    Ridiculous
    Ron
    +2
    If the man (?) thinks the manicure is too expensive, do what I do Trim them Myself!
  • ally 2011/06/20 16:55:19
    Ridiculous
    ally
    +1
    Ah! To be a lawyer in this day and age! Why didn't I listen to my father?!!
  • Andrea 2011/06/20 16:30:47
    Ridiculous
    Andrea
    +2
    Now everyone knows how stupid this idiot is. I hope he isn't married.
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