Tuesday, November 13, 2007

can I have another cup?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tom went out today to get his testing done so that he can apply for a work permit. There was a group of 10 people who went together so all of their paperwork could get processed at the same time. They took two cars and left at 8 am and Tom returned home at 4 pm.

They had five different stops to make so that they could be tested for things like:
AIDS/HIV, TB, VD, and a few other initials!

At one of the stops Tom was handed a cup. He said that in his experience you are supposed to head for a bathroom and give a sample in it. Well, when he stepped out of the bathroom his 9 companions were in stitches from laughing so hard.

It turns out that cups are not always for urine samples in Russia.... he was supposed to spit in it!


A man came out from the back to see who had urinated in the cup. Tom said "I did" and then asked for another cup... the man rinsed out the cup and handed it back to Tom.

What a day!!!


  1. Anonymous8:34 PM

    Eeeewww, he just rinsed it out!? lol!

    Too funny!

    Praying all wil get their permits!

  2. Yew! He just rinsed it out and handed it back? Wasn't he concerned that the spit would now be contaminated? Funny!

  3. Anonymous12:21 PM

    Oh, my goodness! Spitting in a cup? Go figure! Poor Tom. I hope this work permit is approved quickly for you guys.

  4. We also wonder how the test will come out with just rinsing out the cup!

  5. that is hilarious!

    'this man has tested negative for drugs, but apparently there is urine in his spit...'

  6. LOL, Michele! I read you comment aloud and we all cracked up!

  7. That was a great cultural experience. Glad that I don't have to deal with that in America. Poor Tom!