Funny replies when someone says don't you know who I am

It can be a little startling when a rude individual barks at you, “Don’t you know who I am?” Being a self-absorbed jerk certainly isn’t going to win anyone popularity contests.

We’ve all met self-important people who think that the world revolves around them. You would expect that someone who had their life together would be more humble and wouldn’t demand that anybody should know who they are.

I used to work for an airline in first class and I met tons of important folks from all over the world. I can assure you that the most successful passengers were usually the most humble and least demanding. It was always the upgrades from economy who demanded everything and tried to act important. I remember an upgrade who snapped his fingers at me as if I was a dog who should come running! Oh, the joys of working in the service industry.

Next time a jerk, who is full of himself and screams at you, ”Don’t you know who I am?” use one of our clever comebacks that will give the nutbar a taste of their own attitude. (Unless of course you are working for an airline and don’t want to be unemployed).

10 Best comebacks when some says ‘don’t you know who I am?’

1. Yes, you’re the guy who doesn’t know how to introduce himself properly.

2. I’m sorry, I lost all my psychic abilities in a terrible accident when I was six.

3. You don’t know either?

4. I think you’re the guy who owes my 20 bucks!

5. Of course, I know who you are! You’re… um, wait, it’s on the tip of my tongue.

6. Did we do time together?

7. You must be important if you say it like that.

8. I’m sorry, I’m really bad with faces. Are you in one of those ‘Where’s Waldo’ books?

9. I think I saw you on America’s Most Wanted!

10. Are you the famous lookalike of someone I’m supposed to know?


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Why people ask ‘don’t you know who I am?

People may ask “Don’t you know who I am?” for many different reasons. With some folks, it may stem from a desire to be recognized or for validation of one’s social and financial status or for personal accomplishments. It can also be a response to feeling undervalued or overlooked in a particular situation.

Some individuals may use this question as a lighthearted or humorous way to draw attention to themselves or to prompt a specific response from others. Usually, the motivation behind asking this question can vary depending on the context and the individual’s personality or circumstances.

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Jordan was shocked when people didn’t recognize him and said, ‘don’t you know who I am?’ 

Jordan was used to being recognized wherever he went. As a famous athlete, he was accustomed to people approaching him for autographs and photos. On this particular day, he was taken aback when he approached a group of individuals and none of them seemed to recognize him. “Don’t you know who I am?” he asked incredulously, expecting them to immediately realize they were in the presence of a sports legend.

Their confused expressions only deepened his shock. It was a humbling moment for Jordan, who realized that fame was not a universal currency and that not everyone was familiar with his accomplishments.

As he walked away from the encounter, Jordan reflected on the fleeting nature of celebrity and the importance of remaining grounded. He understood that while his athletic prowess had brought him widespread recognition, it did not guarantee universal fame. This experience served as a reminder to him that true significance lay in how he conducted himself and treated others.

The Role of counselling and self care

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When you are dealing with pretentious person it can be stressful, consider getting support from a professional. Talking to a counsellor is a great way to work through a challenging situation, and help you find some strategies to work through the person’s behaviour.

Better Help is a great resource where you can talk to a counselor from the comfort of your own home. 

Taking care of your own needs isn’t selfish, and you will feel better in the long run.

Got any comments, questions or tips for dealing with a person who asks don’t you know who I am? Share them in the comments below.

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  1. Here’s a good comeback: well I mean u do have facial features, legs, arms etc… So I can’t tell whether you’re an animal or not…

  2. “How the hell can I know who you are when you don’t even know yourself?”

    “You don’t even know who you are. You’re nothing. Less than nothing. A zero. Who are you?”
    (Malcolm X – Screenplay by Spike Lee – 1992)

    *** BONUS *** Neal Page: “You know what would make me happy?” Del Griffith: “Another couple of balls and an extra set of fingers?” (Planes Trains and Automobiles – Screenplay by John Hughes – 1987)

  3. *shocked look on your face*
    “You don’t know who YOU are EITHER?! There’s a support group for people like us that meets at __[insert location/church]__! You should come!”

  4. Can’t say I do, really. Even more importantly, you donr seem to know who I am. Well, let me tell you: Today, I am the very someone whose identity and existence makes yours no concern at all.

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