It balms my hide.

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The first time I see an actor I thought was American (sometimes for years) speaking with his native accent and I learn where he or she is from… this balms my hide and is always a pleasant surprise.

I just learned that Damian Lewis and Rupert Friend from Homeland (who play Brody and Quinn, respectively) are both English.

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The first time I see an actor I thought was American (sometimes for years) speaking with his native accent and I learn where he or she is from… this balms my hide and is always a pleasant surprise.

I just learned that Damian Lewis and Rupert Friend from Homeland (who play Brody and Quinn, respectively) are both English.

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Is that a flag in your post? I can't tell.
 

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It balms my hide that if I'm texting someone in Spanish, the keyboard (and autocorrect) stays set to Spanish when I got back to the thread, but stays set in English for all threads that were started in English.
 

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It balms my hide when they're wheeling a patient into the ER and there's a doctor or paramedic on top of the patient performing compressions. That looks really awesome—sexy, almost. I hear it actually works in real life, too.
On TV maybe... But I can guarantee a 99.999% chance that the person doing CPR is not a doctor ;)
And yes it does work. Done it many times myself (sadly)
 

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On TV maybe... But I can guarantee a 99.999% chance that the person doing CPR is not a doctor ;)
And yes it does work. Done it many times myself (sadly)
Agreed. I've also had to do it many times (during codes in the hospital) and I've seen seen a couple people jump up on beds before a step stool is brought in, but I've never seen a doctor do CPR. Once a doctor arrives, they stand back and run the code.
 

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It balms my hide whenever I call a company and the damn woman starts reading out the menu (“Press 1 for blah blah, Press 2 for blah blah…”) (which is oftentimes followed by a secondary menu and even a tertiary menu) and I start pressing 0#0#0#0#0# and the woman shuts the heck up and says, “Okay, I’ll transfer you to a representative.”—usually with fear in her voice due to my obvious asperity when I was pressing 0#0#0#0#0#.

I cackle with insane glee when that happens.
 

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It balms my hide whenever I call a company and the damn woman starts reading out the menu (“Press 1 for blah blah, Press 2 for blah blah…”) (which is oftentimes followed by a secondary menu and even a tertiary menu) and I start pressing 0#0#0#0#0# and the woman shuts the heck up and says, “Okay, I’ll transfer you to a representative.”—usually with fear in her voice due to my obvious asperity when I was pressing 0#0#0#0#0#.

I cackle with insane glee when that happens.
A recording can have fear in its voice? LMAO
 

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Good customer service always Balms My Hide. For example, an AT&T representative will seemingly never close a chat window; they will wait for you to do it:

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Yes, I totally made a fool of myself by assuming I was speaking to a dude instead of a chick. Laugh it up.