I work in a bank. There are some regular customers that you see and get to know. There are some regular customers that you see and recognize but because of the transaction, you really need to get an ID from them. The majority of people are very pleasant when you greet them. Yet some will totally shut down when you ask for the ID. One man told me he’d been banking there for 40 years and was very upset. Well, I’ve only been there for 10 weeks so I didn’t recognize him. One woman who smiled and made conversation as she gave me her papers did a 180 and gave me the silent treatment–not even eye contact–after I asked for an ID. Is being known that much a fundamental issue of the soul? What about being misunderstood? Some think we ask for ID because we are suspicious of their intentions. Most of the time though people are insulted because they are not recognized.