How should I know?

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How should I know?

 and Don't ask me.
Inf. I do not know.; Why should I be expected to know? (Shows impatience or rudeness.) Bill: Why is the orea called the killer whale? Mary: How should I know? Sally: Where did I leave my glasses? Tom: Don't ask me.
See also: how, should
References in classic literature ?
Don't ask me why I make the stipulations I am going to make, and exact the promise I am going to exact; I have a reason-- a good one.
don't ask me,' said he; `I think the king capable of anything; he has a will of iron, and what he wills he wills in earnest.
I'm willing to be your financial manager, Tom Swift, but please don't ask me to be a high-brow.
Affery immediately replied, 'For goodness sake don't ask me nothing, Arthur