why I don’t dance at parties

Sam posted this cracker of a quote (from a grammar):

[Earnestness] builds a case; flippancy gets to just dance entertainingly on a case. One is the way you talk to people who get you, the other is the way you explain yourself to people who don’t.

It spoke to me. And helps explain why I don’t dance at parties.

A thought occurred to me though: surely the holy grail is to build a case entertainingly — or at least with enough of it to keep your audience on board…