Person X shows his or her hand (ass, actually),
realizes what a manipulative dirtbag they really are,
then back-pedals to say:
"Hopefully in a non-manipulative manner."
What is it with people?
They're so untalented at reading others,
they have to resort to artificial constructs?
What a crock.
I wouldn't trust you with even mowing my lawn.
You might manipulate each blade of grass.