Well, you know, I was taught that it's always best to break bad news gradually, with a little signposting, so I was coming to that once the pin had sunk in. I didn't want to put too much out there at once. But perhaps ducking and covering the ears might be a good idea.
Actually, that reminds me of a rather amusing story about a Hebridean slaughterhouse but I'll save it. Don't want too much excitement in one month.