I work in a place that has an IT manager that never fails to let me know if I’ve done or said something contrary to what he would have done. I like to think that most of the things I do are perfectly considered and measured.
A recent example has inspired me to construct this (albeit heavilly alcoholic) rebuttal.
*"X, We are both Human.
Humans are imperfect and will make mistakes.
I am not you. That means at times I will not make the same choices as you.
You will make mistakes and so will I. Your mistakes will be different than mine.
When I make a mistake where you would have done something differently please understand that I am only human and I am only making one of those mistakes that humans inevitably make.
So please don’t respond to that mistake as if you are somehow a perfect human who does not do things that others will consider a mistake."*