Let's see, jokes... There's always the nice cringe worthy one about Nino and his ex, Estelle.
Nino and Estelle had been together a while when Estelle had to go on a business trip. Nino wished her a safe trip, then as he closed the door he let out a short cry of joy and sunk into the couch relieved to have the house to himself. On the second day away from home, Estelle called home asking how things were.
"Not so great, Estelle," he replied, "your cat died."
"What?! The cat died?! Why would you tell me that?"
"Well, he was walking on the roof and fell off, I thought you'd want to know."
"You can't give bad news to people that way, Nino," she said, "You've got to ease them in. Maybe call me on the first day and say the cat's on the roof, I can't get him down. Then on the second day, say he's looking unsteady, and on the fourth day say he fell but might make it. I'm the fifth day, tell me 'I hate to tell you, but he didn't make it'. At least then I'd be prepared for the worst."
"Okay, okay, I'm sorry, Estelle. I'll keep that in mind. Try to enjoy the rest of your trip, okay?" he said as he hung up the phone.
On the third day, she called back and asked how things are going.
"Not so great, Estelle," he replied, "your mother's on the roof."