What (if anything) should I tell my roommate? edit/update
Our roommate moved in a few months ago right after his Dad died. He is understandably broken up about it. He brought an urn with his Dad's ashes in it and put it in our china cabinet since we don't use it anyway. He is gone for a few days but earlier today my son spotted the urn and he wanted to ask me what it is so he took it out of the china cabinet and and was bringing it to me to ask about it when he tripped and spilled the ashes all over the carpet. Is that normal that they are just kept loose in there? I was able to pick up probably 80% of the ashes and carefully put them back and returned the urn to its place. I explained to my son what it is and he now knows better than to touch it. He never had any intention to be naughty, he just has a curious nature and likes to ask questions. But what do I tell my roommate? I feel like we disrespected his father even though it was a complete accident. And what do I do about the ash remaining on my carpet? I can't just vacuum it up! But what other choice do I have?
edit: I don't know why the urn wasn't sealed, I've never had one before. I've never messed with this one either! My roommate probably put it there because he has no space in his room. Its very tiny and barely fits his bed and computer desk. Seems like a good place to put it anyway. I called him this morning and told him the truth about what happened and come to find its was actually his great Grandpa in there and not his Dad. He wasn't overly upset and just asked me to put as much as possible back into the urn and put it back where it was. We borrowed a small hand held vaccuum from my Mom and washed out the canister and then cleaned up the remaining ashes and returned them.