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Response And Follow Up To Yesterday's "Spilled Perfume" Story

Immigration IssuesBy DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today as a follow up and in response to the article published yesterday - Don't Cry Over - Spilled Perfume? (US Citizen Denied Entry At Tocumen International Airport) - "Dear Sir, I am writting you to follow up on my comment about the spilt perfume although you make think this whole ordeal a joke. Let me explain to you I have traveled to Mexico, Chilie, Ecuador, Spain,Portugal which are obviously out of the United States boarders. I work for Brook Brothers retail stores and have traveled all over the US to open new store. If you read the email I wrote I was there to help with a store opening and train the team with the new store! Let me explain a little bit of my background so maybe you can understand where I am coming from with this story.

I wad BORN, let me repeat myself Born in Boston, MA. I went to college there graduated and went straight into retail managment. I have been in retail now for 19yrs. I have been working with BB nw for 7 1/2 yrs. I am a single mother of a 7 yr old boy, I live here in Georgia close by my parents, brother and sister and their families. My travel and when I travel is usually 3-4days and no more because of my son. My travel time to Panama was fly in tuesday the 26 and out the 29th. I cant understand how you got that there must be more from this than just spilt perfume! Lets go back a bit "hello how did I get back in the US?" If thete was more to my story why would the States ley me back in. I do think the US has much more sophisticated equipment then Panama. I dont think you get the whole point of my email "crying over spilt perfume" not a chance! The last time I cried was when my son was born at 24weeks at 1lb 6oz and given 30% survival so dont tell me about crying! I still think I was the pick day! Look Ive traveled to plenty countries to know whats right and whats wrong, whats unprofessional and whats professional behavior. I still think they handled the whole situation very poorly. I am just trying to figure out how a country supposedly working to build relationships with retailers to bring more business to their country can be treated so unprofessional. I must add to this I did not ask to go to Panama I was asked by the group that is franchising BB to come out and train their employees. So where your getting there must be more to this story, Im sorry but there isnt! I am no criminal, nor am I in any sort of group. I am just a manager at a BB store! Sorry that I wasnt some sort of spy or something maybe it would of made your perception of my mishap a little more exciting!"

Editor's Comment: Look, I have no idea why the government of Panama refused you entry. It very well could have been because of the spilled perfume, as you suspect. However, it could also have been for some other reason. And once again, nowhere in this email did you explicitly claim the Panamanian authorities said you were being refused entry because your passport was damaged (by the perfume). That's what you suspect, and I understand your position, but the fact of the matter is - you don't know for sure. I have two more observations - glad to see Brooks Brothers is coming to Panama. Secondly, you might want to consider using both a spelling and grammar checker before sending out any more written communications. Just a suggestion...

Copyright 2012 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Response And Follow Up To Yesterday\'s \"Spilled Perfume\" Story
Authored by: D.T. on Thursday, June 28 2012 @ 01:45 PM EDT

My comment of yesterday was ignored. Here it is again. She came as a tourist or with a business visa? That's the question! Like in the USA, it is illegal to enter in Panama as a "tourist" when in fact the purpose of the visit is "business"
PS about spelling, I am not an english speaking person!!!!

Response And Follow Up To Yesterday\'s \"Spilled Perfume\" Story
Authored by: oldmanandthesea on Thursday, June 28 2012 @ 04:04 PM EDT

There is one common characteristic of these bullshit artist, they go on and on about themselves as if the world revolved around them.

Clyde Jenkins

Response And Follow Up To Yesterday\'s \"Spilled Perfume\" Story
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, June 28 2012 @ 04:49 PM EDT

Just an observation, but her written errors make her appear more like a Latina than a native-born American college grad.

On the other hand too many American college graduates are only semi-literate and also cannot even point out Panama on a map.

Response And Follow Up To Yesterday\'s \"Spilled Perfume\" Story
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, June 28 2012 @ 06:10 PM EDT

Well maybe the explanation to the immigration regarding the store was understood as coming here to work which is not allowed without a permit despite the length (in this case a few days)
Many times companies take the risk because the time and money is not worth it on short term assignments.
My guys before mainly from the UK have been here several times for 2 months each trip and never had problems as they all came here to party (figure of speech).
I noticed one item in the mail " Lets go back a bit "hello how did I get back in the US?" If thete was more to my story why would the States ley me back in"
She was born in Boston and therefore truly an US citizen, if the US won't let her in anymore than for sure something is wrong.

Response And Follow Up To Yesterday\'s \"Spilled Perfume\" Story
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, June 28 2012 @ 10:33 PM EDT

Now that's funny,, what don is trying to say is, he doesn't know if it's the perfume or they just don't like you.... and he is trying to say that next time you write him something go back to school and learn how to spell and where the ,,,,, goes.. brooks brothers or not..... don you are to freaking funny.. god love ya..

Response And Follow Up To Yesterday\'s \"Spilled Perfume\" Story
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, June 29 2012 @ 04:16 PM EDT

My observations are that her spelling and grammar are more in line with someone from Latin America that has learned English rather than an American born, university educated female. I have traveled to do work in Panama and Colombia and have always been instructed to state the nature of my visit as "Tourista". Telling Panamanian immigration you are there to work is a big red flag. My passport looks like it was laying in the middle of Tumba Muerte for a couple of days and can not be read by the scanners but they never give me any grief over it.

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