Did you see the news story last week about the students union that wanted to ban clapping because it might cause distress to sensitive souls like myself. It was the cause of much hilarity on various topical comedy shows. But I thought it was a thoughtful and well-meaning attempt to be a bit more inclusive and maybe a hopeful sign for the future.
I thought this was an interesting article on the topic:
As for clapping itself, I cope with it fine when done in moderation at appropriate times. What I cannot stand however is people that clap continuously for no apparent reason or those paper clapper things which are incredibly loud and wholly unnecessary in my opinion. Those two become unbearable rather quickly.