There’s something so sweet about seeing a smartass getting off their high horse. And the subreddit “Don't you know who I am?” is giving us a rare glimpse into multiple such occasions. Created on the 21st of June, 2015, the community has grown to 429,000 members who play a part in collecting all the internet’s “gotcha’s!” gone wrong.

“This is a place for instances of people not realizing who they're talking to is who they're talking about,” says the description, and you must already know what to expect. Like, the embarrassing moment when a recruiter rejects a job candidate and sends him some “write-ups to study to get an understanding of the process” only to find out that those were written by that very candidate.

The level of cluelessness in this post is dangerously high, but this is what makes it particularly funny. So, buckle up, we’re about to feast on some hand-picked Don't you know who I am?’s.

#1

Telling A Doctor To Educate Herself

Telling A Doctor To Educate Herself

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Lena Hill
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Why do people just assume that their kids having autism is worse than them dying? Which would you rather have? Plus, she’s right! Vaccines DON’T cause autism!

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#2

Tom Morello Is Raw As Hell

Tom Morello Is Raw As Hell

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Lena Hill
Community Member
5 months ago

I like the guitar.. even though I can’t play guitar

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#3

Oof

Oof

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

Tomi Lahren keeps opening her mouth and inserting her foot in it. You'd think she'd learn by now.

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To find out more about the “Don’t You Know Who I Am” subreddit, Bored Panda reached out to its moderator u/Acoustag, who took over as a head moderator around a year ago since the team at the time didn’t have time to maintain the subreddit any longer. u/Acoustag is now in charge of day-to-day operations of the subreddit.

“At the moment, we average around 20 new posts per day, but usually half or less of those actually get approved,” he said. Turns out, the sub had an issue with mass reposting of content in the past, but the mod team has now solved that.

Meanwhile, they try to keep the content fresh. “Certain niche subreddits like ours definitely struggle for new content, though. There are only so many 'Don't You Know Who I Am?' interactions happening each day,” u/Acoustag explained.

#4

Famous British Writer

Famous British Writer

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Joonscrab
Community Member
5 months ago

Just being decent doesn't cost you ANYTHING at all... Even if she wasn't the guest, they could've been nicer about it.

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#5

Christians Owning Christians

Christians Owning Christians

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
5 months ago

It was at that moment he knew he f****d up

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#6

Improve Your Argument

Improve Your Argument

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
5 months ago

Self introspection

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Turns out that the viral “Tony Hawk” posts where people don't recognize the legendary skater were the ones that inspired the whole “Don’t You Know Who I Am” concept.

“They definitely started it all for me. Tony holds a special place of reverence in the heart of our community. Just google 'Tony Hawk not recognized Twitter' and you'll find tales of many confused strangers suggesting that Tony Hawk must be related to the skateboarder, Tony Hawk. Or Tony Hawk looks like the skateboarder, Tony Hawk. It's all so ridiculous.”

The overall content in the subreddit is best defined as "light-hearted fun," said the mod. “We're not looking to shame people for acting important, or to 'call them out' for not recognizing somebody important.”

#7

Apparently Women In Science Can’t Be Real

Apparently Women In Science Can’t Be Real

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Pamela24
Community Member
5 months ago

This happens to women (especially to successful women and even more so to women successful in male-dominated fields) ALL THE F*****G TIME!!! Just a reminder if you ever feel like women and men are equal. We might be in terms of the law in many countries but we're far from being considered equal.

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#8

Kindly Remove Yourself, Austrian Overlord

Kindly Remove Yourself, Austrian Overlord

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

F**k off hitler!

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#9

Actually, It's Dr. Science Expert

Actually, It's Dr. Science Expert

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Lena Hill
Community Member
5 months ago

She has the PHD to prove it

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Having said that, some interactions can indeed get a little heavy. Like, “involving gender, race, religion, etc.—we aim to keep the discussion clean & civil, and remind our community that most posts here boil down to an 'Oops! I didn't realize!' moment.”

Today, the subreddit has loosened some of the posting rules to allow for more content (posts no longer require well-known people). At the same time, the team “cracked down on reposting rules due to karma-farming accounts. We've held polls in the past to see what changes the community would like to see, but everyone seems to like it as it is,” u/Acoustag concluded.

#10

Tom Morello Lives On This Sub

Tom Morello Lives On This Sub

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
5 months ago

He really missed it

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#11

Barber

Barber

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S. Tor Storm
Community Member
5 months ago

bet hes tired of his own voice haha

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#12

It's Always Fun

It's Always Fun

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Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

Just because you envisioned it, designed it, implemented it, you think you know it? I think not mister.. :-D

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#13

Well Of Course I Know Him! He’s Me!

Well Of Course I Know Him! He’s Me!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

It's too bad Ewan McGregor didn't wear his Obi-Wan costume and pass himself off as Jesus.

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#14

Female? Please Stick To Female Issues Then

Female? Please Stick To Female Issues Then

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Pamela24
Community Member
5 months ago

(some) men: Women, stick to feminism! also (some) men: And women shouldn't be allowed to do this, that and that with their bodies, here's a new law about just that.

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#15

Tony Hawk's Twitter Is A Gift That Keeps On Giving

Tony Hawk's Twitter Is A Gift That Keeps On Giving

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Barbara Kayton
Community Member
5 months ago

Hahahahaha! I love Tony Hawk's responses to these ongoing existential escapades.

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#16

The Irony Of It All

The Irony Of It All

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S. Tor Storm
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Thats funny. The burn that fizzled out.

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#17

Condescending People Are The Worst

Condescending People Are The Worst

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Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

So did you mentor yourself?

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#18

Oof

Oof

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Naturopathic """doctors""" should be imprisoned for scamming, fraud, spreading extremely dangerous misinformation, & endangering lives. Same with anyone who practices pseudoscience for anything more than recreation. This s**t kills people.

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#19

Artist Blows Shot

Artist Blows Shot

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Ty Stratton-Quirk
Community Member
5 months ago

Karma is a wonderful thing, more so when it's of the instant variety.

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#20

What’s Your Source, Eh?

What’s Your Source, Eh?

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Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

I mean if the person is a Covidiot, that response is insufficient. They need to be in big words, with pictures.

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#21

Whether A Weather Girl Or Not, This Was A Good Take Down

Whether A Weather Girl Or Not, This Was A Good Take Down

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
5 months ago

Death by hashtag.

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#22

Wholesome Interaction. Most Writers/Accusers Should Be Chill Like This

Wholesome Interaction. Most Writers/Accusers Should Be Chill Like This

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S. Tor Storm
Community Member
5 months ago

See? you can always turn it around! lesson of the day, kids.

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#23

Someone Just Told Me

Someone Just Told Me

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
5 months ago

*hands over credit*

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#24

Telling A Cardiologist She Needs To Do A Study On The Heart

Telling A Cardiologist She Needs To Do A Study On The Heart

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Oxygen passes through the mask just fine. It's saliva that gets caught in the fibers. The worst you'll feel is a little stifled.

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#25

Ever Been On A Dairy Farm?

Ever Been On A Dairy Farm?

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Joonscrab
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

The profile pic is literally her and the cow...idk what else they need lol

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#26

Doctor

Doctor

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
5 months ago

So, he just likes being around alcohol?

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#27

She's A British Olympian

She's A British Olympian

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S. Tor Storm
Community Member
5 months ago

This is not really embarrasing is it? she recognized that she was a fantastic swimmer, didn't she? not everyone knows what every professional sportsperson looks like.

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#28

This One's A Classic But Haven't Seen It On Here Yet

This One's A Classic But Haven't Seen It On Here Yet

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
5 months ago

Gotta love it when men try to mansplain your own work to you. Its like the perfect storm of sexism

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#29

Yes, Yes, Yes And Yes

Yes, Yes, Yes And Yes

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Lena Hill
Community Member
5 months ago

I wonder what Kaz felt like reading that response

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#30

So, Someone Decided To Rick Roll Tiktok

So, Someone Decided To Rick Roll Tiktok

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

I love RIck's response!

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#31

Old White Men In Black

Old White Men In Black

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Well, not everyone realizes that Ed Solomon wrote the screenplay for "Men in Black". Still, those people shouldn't have been rude to him. And, he was humble enough to apologize.

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#32

Looks Like Himself

Looks Like Himself

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Tabitha L
Community Member
5 months ago

Tony Hawk has the greatest stories like this. It seems to happen to him daily.

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#33

Off Duty Police Chief Challenges Shopper Over Mask, Shopper Responds With "Who Are You, The Police?", Comedy Ensues.

Off Duty Police Chief Challenges Shopper Over Mask, Shopper Responds With "Who Are You, The Police?", Comedy Ensues.

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Steve Wilson
Community Member
5 months ago

American here. I’m guessing that a ‘warrant card’ is some sort of law enforcement identification?

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#34

What Makes You Think That Video’s About You?!

What Makes You Think That Video’s About You?!

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
5 months ago

Hahhahahh

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#35

Guy Attempts To Call Out An Expert On Twitter, Gets Shut Down

Guy Attempts To Call Out An Expert On Twitter, Gets Shut Down

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Joonscrab
Community Member
5 months ago

People will do anything to discredit women :/

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#36

Tony Hawk With His Existential Crisis Again

Tony Hawk With His Existential Crisis Again

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
5 months ago

That Anthony is what made her miss

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#37

Book People Reminiscing Words From Not-So-Book People

Book People Reminiscing Words From Not-So-Book People

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Nah, Al Pacino doesn't bug strangers. Fairly private, from what weve observed.

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#38

When They Don't Know

When They Don't Know

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Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

They need to read the document more carefully..

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#39

Ah, Quora

Ah, Quora

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Linus Nilsson
Community Member
5 months ago

Still, you should read what you write.

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#40

Telling Buzz Aldrin To "Do Your Research" On The Moon Landing

Telling Buzz Aldrin To "Do Your Research" On The Moon Landing

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Bellatrix Lestrange
Community Member
5 months ago

This has to be satire. At least I hope.

lara
Community Member
5 months ago

Unfortunately, not. You would not believe the "evidence" being "posted" online about "proof" that the landings on the moon were all faked. But, I remind myself that some people think the world is flat, some don't vaccinate their kids and that swallowing watermelon seeds will make watermelons grow in your stomach.

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
5 months ago

Ah yes, the inevitable "Do your research" coming from another guy who spent ages on shady websites with indisputable evidence that Jesus was an outer space alien, that all ancient temples were build by visitors from a galaxy far, far away, that the Illuminati and Bill Gates are conspiring to control our minds and that Trump was the greatest president ever.

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
5 months ago

TGHE CEO OF HCEMTRAILS WAS AT THE WATERGATE WITH ELVFIS DURIGN 7/11 DO THE YOUR RESERCH TEH EARHT IS FLAT HOLLOW AND TRANGILAR MORC ZAKERBOERG IS A REBPTILIAM SO IZ OSCRA ESPONISA TEHRE ARE OVER 700 SECERET ORGANIZATIONS THE UNIVERSE IS A HLOLO GRAM BY GOLD BYEEEE

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Maria
Community Member
5 months ago

Haven't fully done your research. That's a beautiful irony.

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
5 months ago

Their profile picture reads "aliens exist" but they don't believe manking has been able to land on our planet's moon...

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
5 months ago

Aliens do exist, but they don't like him. Source: 60+ hours on SPORE.

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Lorelai Purvis
Community Member
5 months ago

but he DID the moon landing... some people are stupid

Downunderdude
Community Member
5 months ago

Research = one hour on facebook

Kate J
Community Member
5 months ago

It's like the time Buzz Aldrin punched that conspiracy theorist who was harassing him at a science conference.

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
4 months ago

Well I do have a lot of questions. But now I know why Buzz was seen punching someone in the face.

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
5 months ago

When someone called Buzz a liar for saying he's been to the moon: Buzz Aldrin Punches Moon Landing Conspiracy Theorist GIF from Buzzaldrinpunchesmoonlandingconspiracytheorist GIFs

Julie Harden
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow.

Bunzilla
Community Member
5 months ago

this guy obviously knows nothing about the moon landing, if he doesn't know who BUZZ ALDRIN is

Disgusting Sehun
Community Member
5 months ago

say sike right now

Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
5 months ago

I'd be careful if I were you, mister - Buzz Aldrin isn't above punching jerks like you in the face.

Carmen
Community Member
5 months ago

This must be the best one yet.

Michelle Rutherford
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh, this is too funny 🤣

Id row
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm so embarrassed for that person.

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
5 months ago

We even have an equation that disproves this conspiracy :D

Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
5 months ago

Mk, so the only "sketchy" thing I've noticed about the moon landing is that the American flag was waving in the footage they took, even though there's no wind on the moon. That's it. Everything else made sense.

Susan Mercurio
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

As an old person, I was alive when they landed on the moon. They designed the flag to look as though it was waving because planting a plain old cloth American flag would have been underwhelming, since it just hung down in the vacuum. Look it up.

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#41

Betelgeuse Betelgeuse Betelgeuse

Betelgeuse Betelgeuse Betelgeuse

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Vorknkx
Community Member
5 months ago

All the stars in the universe may die, but sexism still won't...

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#42

Dude Attempts At Justifying The Stupidity Of Americans

Dude Attempts At Justifying The Stupidity Of Americans

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
5 months ago

It's still an ongoing battle of Americans claiming that the USA has handled the pandemic much better than any other country in the world. Cold hard figures prove them wrong, time and time again, but somehow they are really focused on winning this "competition".

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#43

Telling A Marine To Ask A Marine

Telling A Marine To Ask A Marine

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
5 months ago

That's just your opinion, man.

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#44

Hah, Gotcha!

Hah, Gotcha!

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Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

No no, S. Tor Storm. It's never appropriate to call anyone that.

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#45

Doki Doki Literature Club Creator Told He Was Demonitized For Not Adding Creative Value To The Music He Created

Doki Doki Literature Club Creator Told He Was Demonitized For Not Adding Creative Value To The Music He Created

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S. Tor Storm
Community Member
5 months ago

Youtube are such extremly huge f*****g assholes. That whole site needs to change.

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#46

The Governator Himself

The Governator Himself

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Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

Arnold: I'll be baak! Dutch: I don't believe you. *Starts panicking thinking he's not coming back*

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#47

How Dare You Play Your Own Music, It Is Copyrighted

How Dare You Play Your Own Music, It Is Copyrighted

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
5 months ago

If they can't make money from something, they will try everything to ban you

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#48

We Are Moving Forward With Another Candidate But Let Me Refer You Some Write-UPS That You Wrote Because I Can't Do Basic Research

We Are Moving Forward With Another Candidate But Let Me Refer You Some Write-UPS That You Wrote Because I Can't Do Basic Research

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Marnie
Community Member
5 months ago

In the reply, I don't know that it would jump out at the recuiter that he was saying he wrote that write-up. Saying " I am literally that guy" might just go over their heads and not even try to interpret it literally. Also, the horrible punctuation and grammar in the resonse would not lend itself to a message that the recruiter is likely to pour over in great detail. They would probably give it the briefest of glances and dismiss it without thought. Not a great comback on D's part.

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#49

Now That You Mention It

Now That You Mention It

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Tabitha L
Community Member
5 months ago

They aren't wrong.

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#50

A Bioweapons Expert Refutes That The Coronavirus Is A Bioweapon

A Bioweapons Expert Refutes That The Coronavirus Is A Bioweapon

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
5 months ago

Refusing to wear a mask in favor of spreading a highly contagious & deadly disease is biological warfare.

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