"This steak is like a turd." That could mean the steak has a lovely chocolate brown color -- but the reader most likely would not come to that conclusion.
...I keep wiping the tears from my eyes, but they just keep coming:)
Examine what is said, not who speaks.
"Efficiency is intelligent laziness." -David Dunham
"When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong." -Richard Buckminster Fuller
If I understand your problem, I can solve it! Of course, the same can be said for you.