P is for Persuasive Poise
Orations, persuasion, and conversation are very important parts of the job. Political prowess is an integral part of their duties, and it takes a lot of practice to become polished and articulate. Piper’s learning early.
And it’s a good thing.
You see, she needs some practice in the “politeness” category.
She started out well—greeting is not a problem. So long as, of course, her counterpart doesn’t have personal space issues.
She laughed at bad jokes, just to humor her guest.
Unfortunately, the meeting went downhill from there.
She had to be reminded that it’s not nice to lick someone else’s eyes—doesn’t matter how pretty you think they are.
We also need to talk about “pretty” smiling for the press. I don’t think it’s proper to blow raspberries at the camera.
Practice, practice, practice, little Piper—you’re gonna need it!