You are in the middle of a public place, somewhere that you can’t react in any overt emotional way and you receive bad news. This bad news is something that would normally get a big reaction from you. You are stuck, reactionless, for, say, 4-6 hours.
Do you find that such a circumstance makes the way you feel about the bad news more muted/tolerable? In other words, do the circumstances force you to handle it better?
Or does it just mean that there is a delay and you’ll have the full reaction later?
Or does it mean that the delay will make the full reaction worse than it would have been in the first place?
Obviously, anecdote and conjecture is welcome.