Two residents, wearing white coats with their names and "Department
of Orthopaedics" conspicuously embroidered on them, boarded
a hospital elevator crowded with physicians, employees, and visitors.
In a clearly audible voice, one resident began a story: "You
should have seen the patient I saw in my clinic the other day. She
was beautiful! I should send her to see Dr. W. He would love to
see her!" This comment drew the undivided attention of
everyone in the elevator and cast a ghastly silence over the rest
of the ride.