There is a lady who works here in the hospital, in the kitchen to be exact. She is very friendly, and I have exchanged pleasantries with her since I started working here almost 4 years ago. The thing that I love is the way she says hello.
No matter who you are or how long or how well she knows you, she begins every greeting with "Hey, baby".
Now as a longtime resident of Maryland (and the greater Baltimore area to narrow it down even further), I have gotten used to, nay, impervious to any possible charm held by someone calling someone else "Hon". In fact it kind of annoys me. But her "Hey, baby" ALWAYS works. I don't know if it is the delivery, the fact that she is the only one who regularly does that, or what it is, but it never fails to flow exactly right. Man or woman, young or old, no matter how you are classified it works when she says it.
I will never be that awesome.