Stacey makes a new friend at school and invites her home for the first time. Stacey excuses herself to fetch her Mom and introduce her new friend. As her friend is standing in the living room next to the fireplace, she picks up the attractive bowl on the mantle.
When Stacey returns with her mother, her friend is staring curiously into the bowl.
"Oh, those are my father's ashes," Stacey informs her new friend. However, this startles her so that she drops the bowl with a gasp! -- ashes and broken bowl scattering all around.
After turning three shades of red she stammers out, "Oh, no... I'm, oh!... I, can't... didn't mean to.."
"It's OK dear," the mother says. "The bowl was just from Wal-Mart."
The new friend catches her breath enough to say, "But... but your husband's ashes..."
"Well," the mother says, "looks like he'll just have to get off his lazy butt and get the ashtray from the kitchen from now on!"