Put your hands together for Nancy Pelosi!
But first, a brief history of applause. Clapping our hands is a human social gesture — born thousands of years ago — to show approval and admiration. While there is the polite golf clap for a well-struck shot, nearly all other types of applause come from the heart when we’re inspired or moved or blown away.
And throughout history, one thing has always been taboo (if unspoken): never ask for applause. You either earn it or you don’t. But you just can’t be beggy.
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Pelosi, the 82-year-old Speaker of the House, certainly knows that rule. A career politician, she’s delivered a zillion speeches, both in arenas and backyard fundraisers.
Which makes it hilarious that when she dropped by to hang out with