The Bag of sugar
Linda was staying with Larry’s family in Samara while Larry took me to Mongolia for a Ham Radio contest.
One morning when Linda got out of bed there was some white crystal stuff on the floor. The cat had gotten into a bag of something. Linda called attention to this to Tonya, Larry’s wife.
She explained that it was a bag of sugar. Sugar was rationed in Russia, but Larry’s connections he had gotten a large bag of sugar.
The sugar was hidden under the bed that Linda was using and during the night the cat had started playing with it and some sugar had gotten scattered around on the floor. A little of this very rare commodity was wasted by the cat.
Linda was told to keep quiet about this as people would be very jealous and unhappy to hear about sugar in Larry’s apartment.