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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
When it comes to good news/bad news moments, which do you prefer to hear first? And why?
Poll: When it comes to good news/bad news moments, which do you prefer to hear first? And why?
Good news first!
Bad news first!
Which I want first depends entirely on my mood at the moment
No news is good news -- I don't care for surprises
Other
View Results (21 votes)
 

The Grey Elf
Grey Havens


Sep 8 2017, 1:18am

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When it comes to good news/bad news moments, which do you prefer to hear first? And why? Can't Post

Me, I always want to have the bad news first. Getting the good news second puts the bad stuff in a more hopeful perspective. Smile


Annael
Half-elven


Sep 8 2017, 4:05pm

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Bad news first [In reply to] Can't Post

I may burst into tears or have that moment of wishing I could rewind life and have it not be so, but I usually move pretty fast into "okay, what needs to be done?" mode. I don't like evasion or sugar-coating. So if I know there's bad news, I want it given to me straight and right away.

The hardest is when I can't do anything to help.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Sep 15 2017, 5:33am

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Definitely bad news first [In reply to] Can't Post

Most of the time the bad news isn't really that bad. If that's the case, the good news is that much better! Laugh If the news is truly bad, like Annael i find myself transitioning from taking it in, to going into 'how do I deal with it now' mode fairly quickly. The good news usually helps move that along.


OldestDaughter
Rohan


Sep 18 2017, 12:11pm

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So you can get it over with and be lightened with some good news afterwards!


Darkstone
Immortal


Sep 18 2017, 2:01pm

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The minute I got bad news I'd go into "How do we fix this?" mode and so not properly enjoy the good news.


CaptainMorgan
Bree


Sep 20 2017, 3:29am

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I be th' bad news, Missy, an' that's good news for me!

 
 

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