The original Web headline reads: “Manicurists Try to Nail Boss Over Low Wages, Abuse.” Crowning an in-kind first paragraph:
Manicurists are fighting back against a tough-as-nails businesswoman who runs her mani-pedi empire with an iron fist.
Oh, but that’s not all. Later on in Daniel Beekman’s article, there’s mention of Envy Nails chain owner Anna Do squeezing employees “under her thumb” and reference to practices designed to keep an army of manicurists at dozens of NYC area locations “on their toes.”
The class-action lawsuit and alleged claims of immigrant worker abuse are serious. But these NYDN puns, which require all fingers of one well-manicured hand to be counted, are entirely frivolous. And the frivolity gets from FishbowlNY a – that’s right – thumbs up.