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Have you ever told an airline or hotel clerk "Do you know who I am" ?

Have you ever told an airline or hotel clerk "Do you know who I am" ?

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Old Oct 11, 11, 9:36 am
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Have you ever told an airline or hotel clerk "Do you know who I am" ?

i see that a lot when i am travelling in the first class section of travel/hospitality/service companies.
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Old Oct 11, 11, 9:37 am
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I don't think any one would care who I am
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Old Oct 11, 11, 9:42 am
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One of the best responses I ever saw to a "Do you know who I am?" question was a senior exec who responded :"I don't even know who you think you are...".
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Old Oct 11, 11, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by TRAVELSIG View Post
One of the best responses I ever saw to a "Do you know who I am?" question was a senior exec who responded :"I don't even know who you think you are...".
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Old Oct 11, 11, 10:03 am
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Search for DYKWIA and you will find tons of threads here about it.

Personally, no I don't, I have never used the phrase, because there's no reason for them to know me. One hotel puts the name of their elite people on the welcome board, it was a nice surprise when checking in they actually did recognize the name, mainly because they were staring at it all day on the welcome board.

There are also quite a few youtube animations with the Don't you know who I am storyline, some very funny.
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Old Oct 11, 11, 10:09 am
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Only when I genuinely forgot who I was and needed to find out.
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Old Oct 11, 11, 10:19 am
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One time when booking a flight over the phone (on-line booking in it's infancy) I wanted to use miles to upgrade. Buying flight from PVD-ORD-LAX for me and GF, didn't use the "DYKWIA" line but did ask if I could upgrade because "I didn't belong in coach". Fortunately the agent knew I was attempting to be funny when I said that. Flight was something like $200 each r/t and much to my and the agent's surprise I was able to upgrade the flight with miles.
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Old Oct 11, 11, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by TRAVELSIG View Post
One of the best responses I ever saw to a "Do you know who I am?" question was a senior exec who responded :"I don't even know who you think you are...".
Another response I've heard someplace is....said in a loud voice: "Does anyone here recognize this person? He/she doesn't seem to know who he/she is...."
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Old Oct 11, 11, 10:31 am
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Originally Posted by sdtumbleweed View Post
Another response I've heard someplace is....said in a loud voice: "Does anyone here recognize this person? He/she doesn't seem to know who he/she is...."
LOL, I like that one.
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Old Oct 11, 11, 10:42 am
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I have, on rare occasions, told airline personnel who I am not, as in, "I'm not an idiot -- I'm well aware that UA does not hold aircraft for late-arriving passengers."
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i haven't, but have heard the equivalent a few times [never heard dykwia]....

i enjoyed an incident at a dfw ac one time....i can pass for a kettle, and was at the counter to check on my exp ug, when a guy came up next to me and said "i'm exp & i want my ug to xyz...both agents were busy, mine said some one will be w/you soon.... a third came out & there was a signal from my agent....so, the guy was being helped & the lady says sorry no mas....my agent said mr clacko heres your ug to xyz, thank you for being exp...made my day...

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Old Oct 11, 11, 12:05 pm
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Originally Posted by clacko View Post
i haven't, but have heard the equivalent a few times [never heard dykwia]....

i enjoyed an incident at a dfw ac one time....i can pass for a kettle, and was at the counter to check on my exp ug, when a guy came up next to me and said "i'm exp & i want my ug to xtz...both agents were busy, mine said some one will be w/you soon.... a third came out & there was a signal from my agent....so, the guy was being helped & the lady says sorry no mas....my agent said mr clacko heres your ug to xyz, thank you for being exp...made my day...
Ugghhh, that's the worst kind of DYKWIA - the one that thinks lines don't apply to him.
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Old Oct 11, 11, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by calista View Post
i see that a lot when i am travelling in the first class section of travel/hospitality/service companies.
Only once, when the manager and what looked like 2 court officers banged on my door. Apparently they thought I was someone else. I wonder what that guy did!!
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Old Oct 11, 11, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by clacko View Post
i haven't, but have heard the equivalent a few times [never heard dykwia]....

i enjoyed an incident at a dfw ac one time....i can pass for a kettle, and was at the counter to check on my exp ug, when a guy came up next to me and said "i'm exp & i want my ug to xtz...both agents were busy, mine said some one will be w/you soon.... a third came out & there was a signal from my agent....so, the guy was being helped & the lady says sorry no mas....my agent said mr clacko heres your ug to xyz, thank you for being exp...made my day...
I think I lost you here with this...I'm having a hard time understanding with all the abbreviations and lack of sentences....
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Old Oct 11, 11, 1:03 pm
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Great question by the OP!
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