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Mom Tossed from Water Park for Teeny-Weeny Bikini

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"You're not going outside dressed like that!" It's something we moms are used to saying, especially to our teenaged kids as they get ready for school and parties. But, the Business-Standard reports, the tables were turned a few days ago at a water park in Missouri. Authorities there tossed out a mother of a teenage girl for sporting swimwear that they felt was too revealing. The disgruntled mother has taken her grievances public, complaining to the press.

Madelyn Schaeffer visited Adventure Oasis, in Independence, Missouri, last Tuesday with her 14-year-old daughter in tow. All was well until Schaeffer, 43 years old, changed into a bikini that apparently left little to the imagination. Upon seeing her, the staff ordered her to cover up. Schaeffer later told reporters that the staffers, who were teenage girls, told her that her outfit was inappropriate for a family park.

Schaeffer refused to do as the staffers asked, challenging them to call the police on her if they felt so strongly about it. And indeed, 15 minutes later, the police arrived to toss her out.

Schaeffer later complained that there were plenty of females at the park whose swimsuit choices were equally daring. But, she said, the others who were dressed in teeny-weeny-bikinkis were teenagers. She feels that she was singled out for unfair treatment because of her age and her looks.

City authorities say they strongly disagree. They contend that it is up to the manager and staffers at the waterpark to determine if customers are dressed appropriately.

SOURCE: BUSINESS-STANDARD

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