A 43-Year-Old Mother Was Kicked Out From a Water Park Because of Her Outfit
Madelyn Sheaffer was curious to enjoy feeling comfortable in her skin on a scorching summer's day in Missouri—so she went to her local water park. But not after long through the plot of events that followed, red and blue lights flashed outside the park. Never in a million years did Madelyn guess that her day, which she disguised as a relaxing outing with family, would end up with her being booted out of the park by the police.
Living The American Dream
Missouri native Madelyn Sheaffer's life was nothing short of bliss and adventure. She had a decent job, two kids, and the determination to give them the kind of life every child deserved. However, a day in 2013 side-swiped this young mom's life. Her life changed extremely as a result of something ordinary that anyone might have done. As the young mom of two lived her American dreams, something suddenly shook her belief and shattered the reality around her.
A Woman with Normal Dreams
Madelyn Scheaffer was a loving mother who would go to any extent to surface her family's happiness. She lived in Odessa, Missouri, and she was the kind of woman who cared more about her family than everything else. However, in her mid-30s, something unusually unexpected turned the tables in her life, only to push her to the extremes of pain after years of hard work and efforts. Madelyn's life changed in a way she never expected or dreamed of.
An Unexpected Event Changes Her Life
In 2005, Madelyn was put to the test with a situation where she had a choice of moving forward with determination or remaining stuck where she was. That time, she suffered from a slipped disc when she tripped and fell into the bathtub when she tried to lean over it. Madelyn knew that her life didn't end there, and it was just an accident. Yet, she never gave up on her efforts and started fresh from day one after the unexpected incident. However, years of routine and hard work were spilled in the running water later.
Madelyn Hoped for Something Better
But Madelyn never gave up on her hope of making it back to her normal lifestyle. Madelyn knew that it wasn't the end of the world. Days passed, and she was determined not to disregard herself though she knew the bitter truth that she would be unable to take care of her family until she recovered fully. Perhaps, she realized that it was the first sign that she needed to lose weight. In the turn of events, Madelyn gathered all the courage to work on getting fit instead of complaining about what happened. Nevertheless, her happiness was ruined by someone after some years.
She Craved for Fitness
Madelyn was a proud mom of two kids, and she had to carry around some extra pounds owing to her motherhood. Moreover, for some, losing weight can be anything like climbing Mount Everest. Yet, Madelyn had heartfelt determination to achieve a consistent look, and she was quite disciplined in her endeavors. From changing her eating habits to incorporating strict exercise routines, Madelyn did everything possible to get the figure she'd always dreamed of. However, while she expected happiness to sway across her path, there came something else that brought her motivation to the ground.
Madelyn Came Up with a Decision that Put Her In Trouble
Two years since the accident, Madelyn Scheaffer was able to work out on the best looks. She lost about 100 pounds and felt that it was life-changing. Five years from there, she was still able to maintain her physique and fitness. Though Madelyn was in good shape, she wasn't willing to break the shell of her fears and always wondered what the society would say if she wore something she liked. But when she decided to do something, she was treated oddly to such an extent where she couldn't understand what her fault was.
The Day that Shook Her Arrived
Days passed and years knocked by, and Madelyn achieved the physique of a fitness model. Despite continuing her fitness goals for years to maintain the best shape she had ever been in, Madelyn was timid to wear a swimsuit in public. But in the summer of 2013, a 43-year-old Madelyn was determined to show off the figure she had worked so hard for. Though Missouri wasn't a perfect spot on the coast, she knew a place that she considered offered her the ambiance to flaunt her freedom. However, she didn't expect that she headed out to the most nightmarish time of her life.
What Started Happily Didn't Seemed to Have a "Happy" Ending
Madelyn was 43 when she braved herself to work out on an idea that she had been planning ever since she felt herself in good shape. Confidence sprung from within her when she decided to wear something she loved. Though she knew that she didn't have the perfect body to wear a bikini, Madelyn held the black swimwear and thought for a moment whether she would look good in it. Nevertheless, she never knew that people would squander her confidence with their bitter reaction.
A Long-Felt Passion Drives Madelyn to Do Something She Craved For
During summer, Missouri's temperatures can be notoriously blazing. And on one of the hotter days that year, Madelyn gathered up her courage and decided to do something to cool off the scorching day. Soon, Madelyn decided to sport her look with a newly bought black bikini. After a trail of deep thoughts and seeing herself on the mirror holding onto the swimsuit, Madelyn braved her belief that the look suited her 170-pound stature. Soon, she reached the spot with her family and made her way to beat the heat. But nothing seemed suspicious until Madelyn advanced her paces further into the venue.
Madelyn was Excited, But Nothing Stayed for Long
When she was at Adventure Oasis, Madelyn was quite confident that she looked better and reasonable. There were many people around her—in the pool, at the games, and everywhere—and Madelyn was happy to see many like her. Women her age were there, making Madelyn feel high-spirited and happy at the water theme park. Amidst all this, something bitter was approaching Madelyn, who never expected things to turn that way. She regretted going to the park for a moment and couldn't understand what her fault was.
An Unexpected Turn of Events Haunt Her
It was quite difficult for Madelyn, who had braved years of hard work to get into the shape she was in when she visited the park. Though she didn't lose weight to wear a bikini, the soaring temperature made her feel the necessity to enjoy life like the others around her. Madelyn felt great that day, and she knew that the bikini complemented her overall appearance. However, things turned out the way she never expected, and her confidence came sliding down on a scorching day at Adventure Oasis.
She Wasn't Aware of Something
Madelyn was quite sure that her physique was far from perfect. Nevertheless, she wanted her share of the right in life and decided to enjoy as much as possible. Moreover, she wanted to relax on a hot day and never focused on flaunting her toned body or seeking attention to herself. However, she was quite content when she spotted many young ladies wearing bikinis no different from hers, so she convinced herself that she had little to worry about. Perhaps, she wasn't aware that someone watched her with a disapproving pair of eyes.
Someone Watched Madelyn
Moments later, Madelyn sloshed into the pool and enjoyed splashing about amidst the noisy and serene ambiance. And when she turned around, she encountered different people, from young to old, in the pool. The thought of being surrounded by the like of her made Madelyn feel overwhelmed with comfort and joy. Though she wasn't jealous of any of them, she was satisfied the way she looked. And for a good reason—she worked very hard to shapeshift into the figure. Nevertheless, little did she know that someone had been secretly gazing their eyes on her.
Minutes Later, She Was Called
Madelyn had worked hard to get the physique she wanted, and she felt it was no harm in showing it off a bit. However, she wasn't ready to be judged by a bunch of strangers either. Yet, within minutes of her arrival to the park, Madelyn was called over by two of the park's female staff members. Though she didn't feel anything suspicious over their approach, she thought that they called out to her to deliver some important news. But when she neared them, they uttered something to her that left her in a state of shock—and it left her in a pool of agony, doubt, and anger.
She Thought That She Heard Them Wrong Initially
Madelyn glanced up at the female staff who blocked the sunlight. When one of them repeated what they said for the second time, Madelyn thought that she misheard them. However, she was drowned in a pool of shock when the female employees started hitting back at her with hurtful comments about what she was wearing. They called "that" an inappropriate outfit for a family park. The shocking statements the staff uttered broke Madelyn, and she hoped that she didn't hear any of that.
Open Humiliation Hounds Madelyn
The young staff workers weren't kind either and told her that the park was a "family park" and that her bikini was revealing and completely inappropriate. In seconds, Madelyn's pride and self-confidence vanished into thin air and was replaced by a more familiar feeling. However, the whole concept wasn't about her bikini—the staff member body-shamed Madelyn and it took her quite some time to understand the bitter context of the truth. Once the 43-year-old mother realized what was happening, her sense of pride and self-esteem bounced back to her, questioning them.
The Situation becomes Hot Aired
While the situation got out of hands, Madelyn realized that she had to do something about it, and taking a stand was the only thing that struck her mind. She saw years of effort spill in water, and she had to do something about it. Though many younger girls were sporting more revealing bikinis, Madelyn felt that she had the body of a mother of two, and she stuck to her belief that her swimsuit wasn't anything inappropriate on her. As she began arguing with the two staff members, they gave her two options—and both were equally appalling.
Madelyn wasn't Ready to Accept a Word More
The female staff members gazed upon Madelyn's body from top to bottom, and the way they looked wasn't appealing in any way. They seemed pretty disgusted, and it showed clearly in their expressions. Though Madelyn didn't look odd or disgusting in her bikini, the staff members made sure that they hit on her looks with sarcastic comments about how demeaning Madelyn's outfit was. Madelyn wasn't ready to accept that she looked unappealing to the park in that bikini. She took a stand, and she meant what she did next.
She Felt Odd and Humiliated
Unable to contain her emotions, Madelyn looked around puzzled, hoping for an answer to what she heard from the park's employees. She saw many women her age and even young girls in all forms of colorful bikinis that were more revealing and modern. Yet, she was confused about why she was the only one called out for clarification. She felt embarrassed and taken aback when the female staff members commented on her body. Madelyn felt violated, especially when she worked so hard to get into that shape. She decided something soon.
Madelyn Gave an Ultimatum
According to the two staff members, Madelyn's bikini bottoms were too small and revealing. And both of them gave the 43-year-old two options, both of which were utterly atrocious. They stated that she either put on a pair of shorts or leave the park. At first, Madelyn couldn't believe what she heard. Moreover, it was a kind of two against one when the two female staffers singled against her. Unable to take any of their words further, Madelyn lashed out against them and demanded she speaks to their supervisor. However, this didn't help her out of the embarrassing situation, and she gave them an ultimatum.
Police Escort Her Out of the Park
When she was repeatedly asked to cover up, Madelyn shot back at the female staffers saying that she was not going to cover up, and if they wanted her to leave, she would only do so if the police escorted her out. Minutes later, red and blue lights flashed outside of Adventure Oasis. Contrary to the rude behavior of the female staff members, the police calmly escorted Madelyn out of the park, though the situation aired mild humiliation.
The Officers Weren't Rude
As the police officers walked Madelyn out of the park, they said something that validated her feelings. They said that they completely disagreed with the park staffers, but they had to do their job. However, while the Adventure Oasis staff members thought their problem was over, they never expected something to come their way. Though Madelyn overcame her anger concerning what happened at the water theme park, she couldn't brush the experience off her shoulders and had a plan that would put their ruthless behavior in the limelight.
Madelyn Hit Back at the Bizarre Experience on Social Media
As soon as she reached home, Madelyn left a post on Facebook about her humiliating experience. Without missing a beat to whatever happened at the park, Madelyn narrated her cornered situation through a post that embarked on people's attention. And none of them could believe that the staffers at Adventure Oasis would behave in such a hurtful and odd manner with their visitor. Madelyn's post garnered more traction and support, and soon, it became a viral piece of news on the Internet and news channels.
She Found Happiness and Freedom Elsewhere
The incident at Adventure Oasis was seemingly a final straw for Madelyn. And a few weeks later, she moved to Hawaii, where she could enjoy the beach during sun-kissed days at her leisure. Moreover, she had the urge to feel comfortable in her skin without anyone pondering over her looks with questions and humiliating statements. Though the bizarre incident at Adventure Oasis shook Madelyn's life for a few days, nothing stopped her from enjoying her life in every possible way, including wearing a swimsuit that she liked.