Arthur went to his new girlfriend’s house for the first time and she showed him into the living room where he decided not to take a seat but to stand and look around him.
She excused herself to go to the kitchen to make them some drinks and as he was standing there alone, looking around the room (as you do in a strange house), he noticed a cute little vase above the fireplace.
He went over and picked it up and as he was looking at it, his girlfriend walked back into the room.
A little embarrassed, he asked her, “What’s this?”
She replied, “Oh, my father’s ashes are in there”.
Rapidly going red, he said, “Oh… oooh…. I…”
His girlfriend replied, “Yeah, he’s too lazy to go to the kitchen to get an ashtray”.
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