A 43-year-old man is suing a Maryland nail salon for $200,000 after he was charged a dollar more than women for a manicure he got in December.
Norris Sydnor III of Mitchellville, Md., said he was humilatiated at Rich's Nail Salon in Landover when he was asked to pay $10 for a basic manicure -- a dollar more than the $9 women are charged.
Sydnor's attorney, Jimmy Bell, told the reporter that his client is asking for a $100,000 in compensatory damages for the humiliation he experienced at the salon as well as $100,000 in punitive damages to "punish them for what they've done and to deter others from doing so."
"My client paid more money for less services because he didn't get polish, he didn't get clear to go over the polish," Bell said.
Eight million gallons of water had to be drained from a reservoir in Oregon after a man urinated in it.
The operation is costing the state's taxpayers $36,000 and was ordered after Joshua Seater, 21, was caught on a security camera relieving himself in the pristine lake.
Health experts said the incident would not have caused any harm to people in the city of Portland, who are supplied with drinking water from the reservoir. They said the average human bladder holds only six to eight ounces, and the urine would have been vastly diluted.
But David Shaff, an administrator at the Portland Water Bureau, defended the decision to empty the lake. "There are people who will say it's an over reaction. I don't think so. I think what you have to deal with here is the 'yuck' factor," he said.
"Water? Never touch the stuff. Fish fuck in it." -- W. C. Fields.