The Law of Bad News states that "90% of the news you receive will be negative in nature". See Finagle's Law
Jim: Damn, I just found out I'm failing out of school, and yesterday I was told that I have testicular cancer, I'm 12,000 in credit card cancer, and I was just found out my girlfriend's pregnant.
Bob: Er.... well, I'm here to let you know that I got her pregnant.
Jim: Damn you, Law of Bad News