The best in arts & entertainment, news, pop culture, and your mom since 2002.

[Total: 6    Average: 3.4/5]
31 Comments - View/Add
Hits: 5310
Rating: 3.4
Category:
Date: 04/22/13 11:52 AM

31 Responses to Lady Told She`s Too Fat To Tan, Gets No Refund

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18950 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 11:55 am
    Link: Lady Told She`s Too Fat To Tan, Gets No Refund - Kelly McGrevey just wanted to get skin cancer just like everyone else that used tanning beds. Instead, she got shamed.
  2. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36874 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I got a mental picture of the tan lines under her folds.

    ewww
  3. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 12:10 pm
    and tanning will help her how? I`m overweight and the last thing I want to do is expose my fat...
  4. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 12:10 pm
    What`s hard to catch from this report is that she COULD tan at the facility in the stand-up booths, she was simply being told she couldn`t use the lay-down tanning beds because of her weight.

    Once that little fact comes out, the owner`s position is a lot more reasonable--and this story is a lot less interesting. Yet another lame local news story.

    (Fairly interesting post, however: no complaints there.)
  5. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 12:16 pm
    Here`s the solution.

    Let her sign a waiver saying she will not sue for damages, then let her tan.

    When she breaks through the glass, disfiguring herself and possibly bleeding out, sue her to fix the table, and laugh at her fat ass.
  6. Profile photo of ohplease
    ohplease Male 50-59
    567 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 12:16 pm
    Oh honey, slapping a tan on that is not going to make any difference.
  7. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    Tanning is not hot it makes you look like leather.
  8. Profile photo of McThstlpnts
    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
    1540 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 12:40 pm
    How are they going to refuse her service and KEEP her money?? THAT is BS.
  9. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 12:52 pm
    Squrlz:
    Thanks for providing the missing information. So many times I`ve seen news reports of prejudice and commercial nastiness, only to hear the reasons and the real situation MUCH later. Reporters should be taught to investigate and not just selectively report what sounds inflammatory.
  10. Profile photo of Ilikelogic
    Ilikelogic Male 40-49
    550 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 1:26 pm
    There are weight limits for chairs, i suppose there are weight limits for tanning beds and 120 kg limit seems fair to me.
  11. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 1:32 pm
    I don`t think it`s discrimination, if the lie down tanning beds can`t support their weight they should not allow their customers to use them. Hell, the business can turn away Asians or Caucasians or any other group if they wanted to - they`re a business. But to not give a refund for refusing service? That is criminal.
  12. Profile photo of hiltacular
    hiltacular Male 13-17
    161 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    They still need to give her money back.
  13. Profile photo of AvatarJohn
    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
    1059 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    Sounds like the person at the front desk is simply not authorized to give refunds. I`m betting the manager will give her a refund. (But who knows - maybe they`re idiots and won`t.)

    Point is, she has two choices: A) Demand a refund from the manager and report them to the BBB and Consumer Affairs and possibly tell the bank to get her money back if they won`t refund it.

    Or B) Call the f`ing cops and the media?!?! Wow, what a waste of resources for this attention whore. I mean, I feel for her (I`m > 230 lbs. myself and this would piss me off), but you deal with it the right way, not by demanding your 15 minutes of fame and wasting police resources! I`d file charges for filing a false report if I were the sheriff in that town.
  14. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm
    I was going to say "f uck is there not more important things to feature on american news?" but this is actually pretty pooty. Dont you guys have consummer affairs type programmes? we have those....the thought of appearing on one of those programmes here is enough to keep most people in line (note, I say most). Plus, why doesn`t the dumb s hit just go out f ucking side? thats free. then she`d have more money for snacks.
  15. Profile photo of korahn
    korahn Male 30-39
    1325 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 2:09 pm
    I never got the point to tanning salons and beds. If you want a tan, go lay outside.
  16. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36874 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    It is unfair to not give a refund, but I would be too embarrassed to tell other people, let alone go on television and say "I`m so fat I can`t tan". Is there no shame left in `merica?
  17. Profile photo of ForSquirel
    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    2197 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm
    I`m so sick of people thinking weight is a protected class..
  18. Profile photo of funnehkitteh
    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
    528 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm
    only in america haha, I`m from the uk, and I swear to the flying spaghetti monster, any bit of sun is a blessing, yet we can still tan on a good day, fat bish could go swimming in your clear oceans, get a tan and lose some weight
  19. Profile photo of CaptKangaroo
    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2348 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 5:52 pm
    You know she`ll eventually get her money back,but her dignity?- Nah.
  20. Profile photo of TeChNo_RaVe
    TeChNo_RaVe Female 18-29
    160 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 5:59 pm
    What`s so hard about laying out a towel or chair in your backyard and tan? It`s free.
  21. Profile photo of intrigid
    intrigid Male 18-29
    914 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 6:16 pm
    She`s not entitled to tan, but she is entitled to a refund.
  22. Profile photo of onoffonoffon
    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2383 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 6:24 pm
    ha ha ha ha dumass
  23. Profile photo of paco664
    paco664 Male 40-49
    159 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 6:41 pm
    she hasn`t had dignity in years....

    just give her the money back so she can drown it all in honey buns and rc cola...
  24. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14657 posts
    April 22, 2013 at 9:18 pm
    "She`s not entitled to tan, but she is entitled to a refund."

    Maybe and maybe not. It depends on the terms of the contract and whether the management has the right to vary those terms unilaterally after the contract is entered into.
  25. Profile photo of Listypoos
    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    April 23, 2013 at 2:21 am
    "Maybe and maybe not. It depends on the terms of the contract and whether the management has the right to vary those terms unilaterally after the contract is entered into."

    I don`t know how it is where you live, but here in the UK it doesn`t matter what is in the T&C`s if they`re unlawful. There are lots of companies for instance that say in their terms that they don`t give refunds, but if the circumstances fall within what are your statutory rights here as a consumer then the law still says you get a refund and if you don`t get one then they`re breaking the law.

    Companies rely on people reading their T&Cs and accepting that they must be enforceable and legal, but quite often they`re not. Also, in the UK legal system when T&C`s are challenged in court they are generally read at benefit to the consumer, so for instance if a term or condition is very vague then the court will read it in favour of the consumer rather than the company who wrote it.
  26. Profile photo of EgalM
    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    April 23, 2013 at 4:56 am
    I bet it`s written write on the F`ing beds, but no one asked that. Never been on one but it looks like glass in there to me, that can only handle so much weight before breaking.
  27. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36874 posts
    April 23, 2013 at 6:14 am

    She was offered the use of the Stand Up Tanning Booth but she didn`t want it. It was in use and she didn`t want to wait. But the lay down booths are off limits to the 500 plus girls.

    So, as she had an option she turned down she does NOT get a refund.
  28. Profile photo of intrigid
    intrigid Male 18-29
    914 posts
    April 23, 2013 at 8:26 am
    "She`s not entitled to tan, but she is entitled to a refund."
    --
    "Maybe and maybe not. It depends on the terms of the contract"


    No it doesn`t. I don`t care where you live. There`s no legal or moral defense for accepting money in exchange for a service, and then arbitrarily deciding after receiving the money to refuse to deliver the service based on some policy you made up on the spot.
  29. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    April 23, 2013 at 1:03 pm
    Not even from a legal standpoint but from a customer service standpoint they were stupid not to reimburse her the money. The fallout isn`t worth the $70 bucks
  30. Profile photo of ladyObored
    ladyObored Female 18-29
    408 posts
    April 23, 2013 at 9:09 pm
    she should have gottwen her money back.
  31. Profile photo of ak4775
    ak4775 Male 30-39
    354 posts
    April 25, 2013 at 9:37 am
    @Swaywithme

    Nailed it. Couldn`t have said it better.

Leave a Reply