Your “DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM” has a nice tone to it

Here’s a True Story for you.

At a busy airport transfer counter, (we know what they are like) a passenger was so fed up with waiting in line and so upset with the slow service that he yelled – top of his lungs – at the Airline Desk Staff

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“DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!?!?!!!”

That silenced the crowd. Everyone froze and watched as the airline staff, a lady in her 20s, swallowed her emotions, composed herself, and tapped into her microphone which was linked to the PA.

“Security…”

she said, and everyone sucked in their breaths for what is to come.

“Please come to aisle H19 to assist this gentleman… who seems to have trouble recalling who he is.”

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Here’s another for you.

It was the final examination for an introductory Biology course at the local university.

The examination was two hours long, and exam booklets were provided. The professor was very strict and told the class that any exam that was not on his desk in exactly two hours would not be accepted and the student would fail. Half of an hour into the exam, a student came rushing in and asked the professor for an exam booklet.

“You’re not going to have time to finish this,” the professor stated sarcastically as he handed the student a booklet.

“Yes I will,” replied the student. He then took a seat and began writing. After two hours, the professor called for the exams, and the students filed up and handed them in. All except the late student, who continued writing. An hour later, the last student came up to the professor who was sitting at his desk preparing for his next class. He attempted to put his exam on the stack of exam booklets already there.

“No you don’t, I’m not going to accept that. It’s late.”

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“Do you know who I am?” the student calmly asked

“No, as a matter of fact I don’t,” replied the professor with an air of sarcasm in his voice.

“Do you know who I am?” the student asked again in a louder voice.

“No, and I don’t care.” replied the professor with an air of superiority.

“Good,” replied the student, who quickly lifted the stack of completed exams, stuffed his in the middle, and walked out of the room.

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Here’s another.

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Local actress Rui En just ran her car into a motorcycle – and when confronted by the motorcycle owner, her first response (allegedly) was:

“Do You Know Who I Am?”

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Internet’s gone apeshit on her response, but we feel not enough attention is paid to the tone of her delivery.

She is, after all, an actress.

So let’s explore the full range of what she might have meant:

  1. She’s had a genuine, sudden loss of identity and purpose (like so many ridiculously good looking people often do)

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2. She’s hoping he’d say “no” so she can “get away with murder”, so to speak

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3. She’s about to base her next actions on his answer

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4. She’s genuinely offended he didn’t knock on her door to ask for her autograph, like so many people often do)

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We await her response.

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