Guy Nicknamed 'Sample' After Handing Over Tube Of Sperm Instead Of Urine
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Nicknames can be all sorts of wild and wonderful - that's why we asked for some of the best and we were not disappointed.
So much so that we had to track down a bloke called Steven Earls after his pals responded to a tweet where it was revealed that his nickname is 'Sample' - all thanks to him handing over a tube of j*** instead of good ol' pee.
Steven, who is 28 now but was 18 at the time of the 'incident', told LADbible he was trying to get a new job and had passed all the stages apart from the important medical assessment.
He said: "I had all the basics done: lungs, blood pressure, eye sight and hearing tests. This was my first proper job that included a medical and before that I'd never been asked for a sample.
"I saw the nurse and she gave me a brown envelope - inside was a clear tube. She then said go to the bathroom and give me a sample, she didn't actually specify what sample either. So I went to the toilet and was confused on what she wanted."
Unsure of what she wanted, Steven thought it was only right that he produce a semen sample because it'd be embarrassing to muddle the two up and hand over urine, wouldn't it?
Steven, from Wales, went on to add: "Anyway, after what seemed like a lifetime, I came back into the room gave the nurse the envelope which she opened pulled out the tub and shouted 'NO, urine'."
Steven says he went bright red after the realisation set in.
He was then removed from the room and handed another tub where it was explained to him that he was just required to have a simple wee.
Hilariously, the nurse giving him the new sample pot was different from the initial woman, who was clearly too mortified to look at him again.
Steven continued: "I wasn't the only one inside the building either, there were more people going through the medical process and there were a couple of people that went into the toilet before me.
"When I was, you know, half way through providing a sample, I was wondering how the hell the people before me were so quick."
Unsurprisingly, Sample has never been able to shake off his nickname.
He explained: "During my career in the job I was nicknamed Sample because during the interview process they wanted to put a name to the face when it came to who gave the wrong sample, so in a way it was definitely an ice breaker.
"I can't hide from the name. I thought changing career it may die down but no, it found a way.
"Everyone who I know calls me Sample and I explain it all the time, getting to the point I might as well change it legally.
"If people call me by my first name I find it strange or I know I am in trouble."