Good news or Bad news?

@hanirose (307)
Philippines
May 25, 2008 5:21pm CST
If somebody would ask you. which would you want to hear first? the good news or the bad news? why?
9 responses
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
25 May 08
Hi There, I always want to hear the bad news first. I am not totally sure of why that is to be quite honest. Maybe it is if the bad news is followed up by something good, it does not end up sounding so bad. Or it could be the fact that we always want to get something unpleasant over with as soon as possible. Either way, I would want the bad news first. cheers,
@hanirose (307)
• Philippines
25 May 08
oh thanks!
@excellence7 (3477)
• Mauritius
8 Jun 08
I think I would hear the bad news first then will cheer up after hearing the good news :)
@intermy (153)
• China
8 Jun 08
Hi there hanirose! May be I will say: Could you tell me the good news as well as bad one to me in the sametime? Ha. Well, it's not possible. So I like to hear bad one first. Because leave for me it's only good thing while I have heard the bad one.
• United States
7 Jun 08
we have had so much bad news the past few years that when someone asks me that, i automatically think they dont have any good news and are just softening the blow- lol.My husband is constantly saiyng that to me- do you want the good news or the bad news first? lol.
@Ravenladyj (22940)
• United States
29 May 08
I would tell them to tell me the one that will make them most comfortable first...If they want to get the bad out of the way then go for it, if they want to warm me up with the good first then go for it....Either way is fine with me since I'm going to end up hearing both anyway it really doesnt matter in which order ya know.
• India
29 May 08
well friend this a really interesting discussion you have posted.Well...i would like to hear the bad news first and then the good news.
27 May 08
If I can make a choice ,I think i will hear them at the same time .Because the bad news maybe include the matters need to be settled .On the other hand ,the good one may contain some positive part of the matter ... Whatever ,I just want to know both the things as soon as possible and make the right decision next ...
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
26 May 08
Like to hear the bad news first then the good news afterwards. By hearing the good news last it has compensated whatever the bad news is. It is more like, a rainbow after a storm...
@suz1000 (160)
25 May 08
interesting question, I dont know my immediate thought is depends what the bad news is, I mean if its REALLY bad news i dont think id care about the god news either way, but if it wasnt that bad then yup get it over with and then hit me with the good news to make up for it.