And it’s not just young men and women pulling this scam.Unfortunately, in this day and age, it’s the haves and the have-nots.
But if it turns out they continuously ask for these “gifts” and every date seems to be a trip to the mall, you might want to stop and think about what you’re getting yourself into.Just like when I wrote my 10 Things You’ll Hate About Panama article, which you can read HERE if you missed it, and in my 15 Quirky Things About Panama, which you can read HERE, I’m sure I’ll have people write in saying they’ve never seen or heard of such things and that I’m full of it.Someone wrote that they’ve never seen anyone put ketchup on food here in Panama and wondered where I’m getting my info. Before breaking down this list of 10 things you should know, I think it’s important to say that I know what a lot of people are expecting me to add to the list.These are in no specific order, and as always, I don’t aim to upset anyone, not Panamanian and not readers from any other country.
I love Panama and its people, so in no way is this meant to insult anyone.We were just going to the movies, but I wanted to dress to impress him and apparently he didn’t care to do the same.” -Lisette (Panama)That’s a very real situation. Well, first, you might unexpectedly meet mom, and second, you might not get invited in at the end of the date, not if there are family members waiting inside. If you’re a little older, you’ll probably be taken to a salsa or tipico club, so be ready to dance. It doesn’t necessarily matter whether or not you can dance. Marlene used to get so mad at me because I didn’t want to dance.