Don't get me wrong... I love my parents and they've been very supportive of my academic goals, but I'm just awfully tired of my parents taking every thread of no news as bad news. No news is no news, right? I understand that it's not the worst thing in the world to have to work for a while, or pursue graduate options. But when they apologize every time you tell them that, no, you have not in fact heard anything from a school, it starts to get really disheartening. No news isn't rejection. It's just no news.