I'm at the nurse's station, finishing up a patient note, and getting ready to leave.
So I take off my white coat, shove it into my backpack, start to click out of the computer.
A nurse walks over, turns to me.
"Who are you? You can't be back here."
"Uh, it's me. [My name.] You've been dealing with me all night...? I just took off my white coat...."
"I don't know who you are. You can't be back here. You don't even have an ID."
"The ID is in my coat. We literally just had a conversation about Patient Jones ten minutes ago."
"What do you know about Patient Jones? Who'd you say you are?"
"[My name.] The resident. The resident you've been dealing with for the past twelve hours."
"I need to see your ID."
So I open my backpack, pull out my white coat, put it back on...
"Oh!! You!! Of course I know you. I didn't recognize you without the coat on. I'm sorry."
"So we're just all the same to you, yeah? Anyone wearing a white coat, that's all it takes?"
"Don't pretend you'd recognize me in street clothes, Doctor."
"Maybe not tomorrow, but a minute from now I'm sure I would."
"Don't be so sure."