(well,) pardon me for existing!

(well,) pardon me for existing!

An angry, exasperated response to a criticism or rebuke that one feels is unwarranted or unjustified, especially since they believe they did something very minimal or nothing at all. A: "Would you please just sit down and stop getting in my way?" B: "Well, pardon me for existing!" You don't need to get so upset, I was just suggesting you ask for directions. Pardon me for existing! Well, pardon me for existing! I was just trying to be nice—you can get your own coffee next time.
See also: for, pardon
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