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(Fox 61 Connecticut)   This little piggy went to the market, this little piggy paid an extra $45   ( fox61.com) divider line
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2017-03-19 01:36:04 PM  
Why would they even bother?  Its not like they could ever see the results...
 
2017-03-19 02:30:26 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Why would they even bother?  Its not like they could ever see the results...


Thread's over, folks - the moose with the gunt out front shoulda told you...
 
2017-03-19 02:57:28 PM  
FTFA: When WREG went to the salon to ask about the photo, owner Son Nguyen repeatedly denied the sign was ever up in his business. However, he said he has considered one.

Why ... why would you say that?!
 
2017-03-19 03:25:23 PM  
I predict this thread will be full of nguyen
 
2017-03-19 03:30:20 PM  

cwheelie: I predict this thread will be full of nguyen


I approve of your proper pun pronunciation.
 
2017-03-19 03:34:24 PM  
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I didn't have the pic I wanted on my phone.
 
2017-03-19 03:34:54 PM  
A reporter from the station also showed him another picture that appears to have been taken inside the salon. The sign of the pedicure fee is visible, along with the same flooring, same chairs and the same walls that exist in the shop.
When asked if it he thought it was his salon, Nguyen said, "I don't think so."

Damn, those Vietnamese are adapting to Trump's America really quickly.
 
2017-03-19 03:37:03 PM  
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2017-03-19 03:37:59 PM  
FTFA: Nguyen showed his current prices and said the only extra pedicure charge is $5 for men, because they don't come to the salon as often.

That's weightsexist.
 
2017-03-19 03:40:48 PM  
It's the same outrage we saw when airplanes started doing basically the same thing.  The argument is that larger people come with more expense or risk of expense to those providing services and the company is unwilling to shift the cost to other customers and so are put in the position of charging large customers more than others.  Simpler solution: If you want a pedicure you must be at or less than X many pounds.  I guess that's a burden on everyone getting a pedicure having to be weighed in front of all the other customers and potentially being denied, but it's less insulting than "You're fat pay me 45 more dollars".
 
2017-03-19 03:46:58 PM  

germ78: FTFA: Nguyen showed his current prices and said the only extra pedicure charge is $5 for men, because they don't come to the salon as often.

That's weightsexist.


True, but I doubt many will complain on this point.  Maybe instead of declaring an extra charge for men, don't flat rate the service, charge per hour.  1 hour minimum, by the quarter hour after that, rounding up.  It may help to deal with overly chatty customers, by charging them for the chat.

I recall a Farkette had stated being charged more for a basic hair cut because of gender.  She has a valid point.  Hair salons typically charge the same price for a cut, barbershops shouldn't be any different.
 
2017-03-19 03:47:30 PM  
Whole Foods?
/DNRTFA
 
2017-03-19 03:48:31 PM  
Queue the Al Bundy jokes.

The one I laughed the hardest at was the woman being so large she had 3 smaller women orbiting around her.
 
2017-03-19 03:50:36 PM  

BafflerMeal


cwheelie: I predict this thread will be full of nguyen

I approve of your proper pun pronunciation.


*sigh* Two more nitwits who think 'Nguyen' sounds like 'win'.

Hint: it doesn't.
 
2017-03-19 03:51:28 PM  

UseLessHuman: It's the same outrage we saw when airplanes started doing basically the same thing.  The argument is that larger people come with more expense or risk of expense to those providing services and the company is unwilling to shift the cost to other customers and so are put in the position of charging large customers more than others.  Simpler solution: If you want a pedicure you must be at or less than X many pounds.  I guess that's a burden on everyone getting a pedicure having to be weighed in front of all the other customers and potentially being denied, but it's less insulting than "You're fat pay me 45 more dollars".


It isn't 45 dollars more, $45 is the fatty price
 
2017-03-19 03:55:19 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: [pbs.twimg.com image 574x382]


Ok, now I understand the idea behind the sign.
 
2017-03-19 03:56:04 PM  
As a massage therapist I get it. But yea you can't do that.

/take a goddamn shower before you get a massage please
 
2017-03-19 03:57:14 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: BafflerMeal

cwheelie: I predict this thread will be full of nguyen

I approve of your proper pun pronunciation.


*sigh* Two more nitwits who think 'Nguyen' sounds like 'win'.

Hint: it doesn't.


I'm Mary nguyen reporting live...she always pronounced her name "win"
 
2017-03-19 04:02:10 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: BafflerMeal

cwheelie: I predict this thread will be full of nguyen

I approve of your proper pun pronunciation.


*sigh* Two more nitwits who think 'Nguyen' sounds like 'win'.

Hint: it doesn't.


Um...Yes, it does.

*sigh*
 
2017-03-19 04:02:49 PM  

fasahd: Englebert Slaptyback: BafflerMeal

cwheelie: I predict this thread will be full of nguyen

I approve of your proper pun pronunciation.


*sigh* Two more nitwits who think 'Nguyen' sounds like 'win'.

Hint: it doesn't.

I'm Mary nguyen reporting live...she always pronounced her name "win"


It's his pet peeve.
 
2017-03-19 04:03:35 PM  
I'm overweight and agree with this. More cloth needed to clothe us, more maneuvering to service us. People need to stop being snowflakes.
 
2017-03-19 04:04:10 PM  
So you can put nail polish on a pig but it's still...nevermind
 
2017-03-19 04:05:51 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: BafflerMeal

cwheelie: I predict this thread will be full of nguyen

I approve of your proper pun pronunciation.


*sigh* Two more nitwits who think 'Nguyen' sounds like 'win'.

Hint: it doesn't.


I've heard variations from new-win to n'wen to win.

I pronounce people's names the way the tell me to.  There's no universal standard for names.
 
2017-03-19 04:06:51 PM  

fasahd: Englebert Slaptyback: BafflerMeal

cwheelie: I predict this thread will be full of nguyen

I approve of your proper pun pronunciation.


*sigh* Two more nitwits who think 'Nguyen' sounds like 'win'.

Hint: it doesn't.

I'm Mary nguyen reporting live...she always pronounced her name "win"


There is various pronounciations.  There is a reporter who pronounces his as "nuen".  I know a gal who, at least when she says it fast sounds like "nwee", and a kid I grew up with who said it like "whone".
They were a native or fluent speakers.
No idea what it's supposed to sound like, but "win" is the most common.
 
2017-03-19 04:09:23 PM  
Nguyen showed his current prices and said the only extra pedicure charge is $5 for men, because they don't come to the salon as often.

Biatch, please.

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I do my own pedicures.
 
2017-03-19 04:09:58 PM  
All the Nguyens I know pronounce it "ne-wen."
 
2017-03-19 04:11:21 PM  
That'll do, pig.
 
M-G
2017-03-19 04:18:41 PM  

UseLessHuman: It's the same outrage we saw when airplanes started doing basically the same thing.  The argument is that larger people come with more expense or risk of expense to those providing services and the company is unwilling to shift the cost to other customers and so are put in the position of charging large customers more than others.  Simpler solution: If you want a pedicure you must be at or less than X many pounds.  I guess that's a burden on everyone getting a pedicure having to be weighed in front of all the other customers and potentially being denied, but it's less insulting than "You're fat pay me 45 more dollars".


Southwest just required they buy two seats so another of their passengers didn't have to be wedged in next to them.  It was about keeping others from suffering.
 
2017-03-19 04:22:24 PM  
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2017-03-19 04:49:36 PM  
Fat people got no reason
Fat people got no reason
Fat people got no reason
To live
They got fat hands
And fat eyes
And they walk around
Tellin' big fat lies
They got fat noses
And fat biting teeth
They don't wear platform shoes
On their nasty fat feet
Well, I don't want no fat people
Don't want no fat people
Don't want no fat people
Round here
 
2017-03-19 04:51:09 PM  
Pedicures on fat chicks are like putting chrome wheels on a mini bike.
It doesn't improve appearance and you still don't want your friends seeing you riding one.
 
2017-03-19 04:52:10 PM  

M-G: UseLessHuman: It's the same outrage we saw when airplanes started doing basically the same thing.  The argument is that larger people come with more expense or risk of expense to those providing services and the company is unwilling to shift the cost to other customers and so are put in the position of charging large customers more than others.  Simpler solution: If you want a pedicure you must be at or less than X many pounds.  I guess that's a burden on everyone getting a pedicure having to be weighed in front of all the other customers and potentially being denied, but it's less insulting than "You're fat pay me 45 more dollars".

Southwest just required they buy two seats so another of their passengers didn't have to be wedged in next to them.  It was about keeping others from suffering.


If only those two seats were next to each other.
 
2017-03-19 04:53:15 PM  
I know a woman who had one toe-nail removed 'cause it was fooked up.
Can she get a discount?
 
2017-03-19 04:54:22 PM  
You know who else was a fan of obese feet?

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2017-03-19 04:55:08 PM  
The sign doesn't say $45 extra, just a flat $45. What's a pedicure supposed to run? I'm clueless.
 
2017-03-19 04:57:30 PM  
"I'm a nail tech...."

Probably the most interesting thing she's ever said.
 
2017-03-19 05:02:57 PM  

Turkey Baster Blasphemy: "I'm a nail tech...."

Probably the most interesting thing she's ever said.


Oh come now.

She probably des some relatively interesting gossiping at the Wednesday church social.  Every goddamn week.
 
2017-03-19 05:16:43 PM  
If you're a fatty who is missing toes because diabeetus, will he discount you?
 
2017-03-19 05:18:01 PM  

vudukungfu: Pedicures on fat chicks are like putting chrome wheels on a mini bike.
It doesn't improve appearance and you still don't want your friends seeing you riding one.


But secretly, you still do it anyway.
 
2017-03-19 05:20:38 PM  

jtown: Englebert Slaptyback: BafflerMeal

cwheelie: I predict this thread will be full of nguyen

I approve of your proper pun pronunciation.


*sigh* Two more nitwits who think 'Nguyen' sounds like 'win'.

Hint: it doesn't.

Um...Yes, it does.

*sigh*


It's a no-Nguyen situation.?
 
2017-03-19 05:32:18 PM  

rosekolodny: Englebert Slaptyback: BafflerMeal

cwheelie: I predict this thread will be full of nguyen

I approve of your proper pun pronunciation.


*sigh* Two more nitwits who think 'Nguyen' sounds like 'win'.

Hint: it doesn't.

I've heard variations from new-win to n'wen to win.

I pronounce people's names the way the tell me to.  There's no universal standard for names.


Know a guy named Phal, pronounced "Paul".  He often just writes "Paul" (except on official forms & stuff) rather than constantly being called "Fall".  Having name issues myself, I get it.  Like me, his last name is a not-uncommon male first name, so he's just as likely to have people reverse it.
 
2017-03-19 05:47:19 PM  

germ78: FTFA: Nguyen showed his current prices and said the only extra pedicure charge is $5 for men, because they don't come to the salon as often.

That's weightsexist.


Yeah, I can see several stereotypes in play in this article. And we haven't even started on cats or dogs, but I'm sure it will be implied somewhere.
 
2017-03-19 05:48:31 PM  

UseLessHuman: It's the same outrage we saw when airplanes started doing basically the same thing.  The argument is that larger people come with more expense or risk of expense to those providing services and the company is unwilling to shift the cost to other customers and so are put in the position of charging large customers more than others.  Simpler solution: If you want a pedicure you must be at or less than X many pounds.  I guess that's a burden on everyone getting a pedicure having to be weighed in front of all the other customers and potentially being denied, but it's less insulting than "You're fat pay me 45 more dollars".


You'd think fat people would need pedicures the most. I can bend my foot up to my mouth to bite off my excess toenail. I'd like to see a fattyboombatty be that flexible.
 
2017-03-19 05:55:13 PM  
"He said...he's had chairs broken twice in the past, which he said cost him about $2,250. "

CSB: Back when I was active duty Army, our section Colonel hosted a Christmas party has his house. One of the enlisted guys brings his dependapotamus. And I mean it. Girl was huge. Well we were sitting around and she chooses this really nice antique chair. Must have been 200 years old. A couple minutes later *CRACK*. The lady is rolling on the floor trying to right herself among a pile of fireword. The Col was pissed. He didn't say anything but you could tell he was seething. The guy and his wife quickly slinked away from the party after that.
 
2017-03-19 06:01:45 PM  

fanbladesaresharp: germ78: FTFA: Nguyen showed his current prices and said the only extra pedicure charge is $5 for men, because they don't come to the salon as often.

That's weightsexist.

Yeah, I can see several stereotypes in play in this article. And we haven't even started on cats or dogs, but I'm sure it will be implied somewhere.


I went to high school with a highly motivated class clown whose parents were shrimp fishermen (fisherpeople? Fisherpersons?) from Vietnam.

He was motivated to be as disruptive as possible (likely a result of being smart, bored, and implicitly discriminated against).

There was more than one day that he interrupted the lecture to invite the class to a dog barbecue at his house.

I should look him up.  I liked that kid.
 
2017-03-19 06:02:05 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: All the Nguyens I know pronounce it "ne-wen."


The one I know pronounces it "when."
 
2017-03-19 06:05:05 PM  

MythDragon: UseLessHuman: It's the same outrage we saw when airplanes started doing basically the same thing.  The argument is that larger people come with more expense or risk of expense to those providing services and the company is unwilling to shift the cost to other customers and so are put in the position of charging large customers more than others.  Simpler solution: If you want a pedicure you must be at or less than X many pounds.  I guess that's a burden on everyone getting a pedicure having to be weighed in front of all the other customers and potentially being denied, but it's less insulting than "You're fat pay me 45 more dollars".

You'd think fat people would need pedicures the most. I can bend my foot up to my mouth to bite off my excess toenail. I'd like to see a fattyboombatty be that flexible.


And people say that Fark isn't my personal erotica site.
 
2017-03-19 06:18:15 PM  

rosekolodny: fanbladesaresharp: germ78: FTFA: Nguyen showed his current prices and said the only extra pedicure charge is $5 for men, because they don't come to the salon as often.

That's weightsexist.

Yeah, I can see several stereotypes in play in this article. And we haven't even started on cats or dogs, but I'm sure it will be implied somewhere.

I went to high school with a highly motivated class clown whose parents were shrimp fishermen (fisherpeople? Fisherpersons?) from Vietnam.

He was motivated to be as disruptive as possible (likely a result of being smart, bored, and implicitly discriminated against).

There was more than one day that he interrupted the lecture to invite the class to a dog barbecue at his house.

I should look him up.  I liked that kid.


.....and that boy grew up to be President of the United States.
 
2017-03-19 06:21:05 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: Moniker o' Shame: All the Nguyens I know pronounce it "ne-wen."

The one I know pronounces it "when."


He's a big Abbot & Costello fan.
 
2017-03-19 06:29:01 PM  

Billy Liar: Benjimin_Dover: Moniker o' Shame: All the Nguyens I know pronounce it "ne-wen."

The one I know pronounces it "when."

He's a big Abbot & Costello fan.


Who?
 
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