There are so many ways of receiving bad news these days. News about failing an exam or a whole course comes in the form of an exam result slip. And if we're thrown out of the course or the university, that slip may also be accompanied or followed by a letter of 'termination'. Letters of termination by itself is another form of bad news. Then there's all the smses, emails, phone calls, fb statues and even blogs to give you bad news. The worse thing is sometimes they're so sudden, you're not ready to accept them. Just one sms, one call or one knock on the door, can bring so much sadness and despair.