I was a servant, and full-time pioneer working full-time, and whose wife also was a pioneer....
"I walk funny."
"My shoes weren't shiny enough."
"My comments indicate I rely heavily on worldly wisdom."
My response.... (internally pissed, and then I thought...perhaps if I took it well they'd feel good about themselves and wouldn't pester anyone else...)
So I said, "I'll try to do better with the shoes. Sometimes I don't take the time as I should to go home, shower and shine up my shoes before the meeting after I've been out in service all day. With regard to my walking, I'll try to do that a bit better. I have an issue with scoliosis so I go a bit from side to side, but I'll work on that. Oh, and I certainly don't intend to sound like I rely on worldly wisdom. Most of the things I've been discussing in private have been the result of looking up references in the magazines. Perhaps if I underscored that fact, I'd not give that impression. Please let me know how I'm doing in the next few weeks, because I know I'm not as objective as I could be. I know giving counsel can be difficult, but I really appreciate your efforts. Thanks!"
Internally ... (vomit!!!)