U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-21-2013, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
27,994 posts, read 46,359,104 times
Reputation: 19398

Advertisements

A woman was told she was too fat to tan at a Norton tanning salon.

Kelly McGrevey said she purchased a tanning package at Aloha Tanning in Norton on Monday after a quick tour of the salon.

Akron: Woman told she was "too fat" to tan by salon | wkyc.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-21-2013, 02:56 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
72,671 posts, read 64,140,481 times
Reputation: 68453
You call this "news"?!

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2013, 06:34 AM
 
Location: US
5,145 posts, read 10,423,450 times
Reputation: 5326
How Much Weight Can a Tanning Bed Hold? | eHow.com

Exercise equipment has weight limits. So do tanning beds. The no refund policy is bunk though.
If she looking into safety info on tanning she should of known about the weight limit. I would not want to chance those beds even at 200. They just don't seem like they could support the weight safely enough. Stand ups would be fine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2013, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
8,323 posts, read 13,145,091 times
Reputation: 4865
Quote:
Originally Posted by Opsimathia View Post
How Much Weight Can a Tanning Bed Hold? | eHow.com

Exercise equipment has weight limits. So do tanning beds. The no refund policy is bunk though.
If she looking into safety info on tanning she should of known about the weight limit. I would not want to chance those beds even at 200. They just don't seem like they could support the weight safely enough. Stand ups would be fine.
If the equipment has weight limits, should she not have been told about this before being allowed to buy a month package? If they took her money knowing full well that she was over the weight limit, they're the ones in the wrong.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2013, 07:30 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
3,430 posts, read 5,757,800 times
Reputation: 5229
I can understand their point for safety and money reasons. While I'm sure she's humiliated unless she has some sort of medical issues this should be motivation for her to perhaps loose some weight and not have to be " discriminated " against. Sometimes it's not always discrimination but more a matter of safety. If she can still tan in the stand up beds then she shouldn't get her money back and use that. The service can still be provided to her she just can't be picky due to her unhealthy habits if that is why she is large.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2013, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
31,573 posts, read 12,707,494 times
Reputation: 68359
If they didn't give a refund, maybe they could have offered her the "stand up" service instead, maybe there should be a weight limit posted in tanning salons? Makes sense to me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2013, 07:41 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
3,430 posts, read 5,757,800 times
Reputation: 5229
Quote:
Originally Posted by tasmtairy View Post
If they didn't give a refund, maybe they could have offered her the "stand up" service instead, maybe there should be a weight limit posted in tanning salons? Makes sense to me.
They did but she doesn't want that, so she shouldn't get the money back at this point really, beggars can't be choosers.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2013, 10:31 AM
 
5,321 posts, read 7,658,806 times
Reputation: 9538
It is similar to MRI equipment, some people are too large and exceed the weight limits. No matter how you explain it to them they often get offended. It's not an opinion that they are too large, it is just fact.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
1,308 posts, read 2,584,320 times
Reputation: 872
According to the story, the stand-up bed was broken, so she was out of options to tan at that place. They should have refunded her money.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2013, 10:57 AM
 
7,099 posts, read 23,889,158 times
Reputation: 7248
Just a little off topic, but I'd like to know if a person like this has any problems with getting tan all over. There are all those areas where the flab flops over. Do they lift that up....spread it out somehow?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top