Remember, if you say “seems like………” you are talking about your emotional state or reaction.
Things ARE, but they SEEM LIKE something else to you.
I may SEEM like an a*****e to you, but people who actually know me know better. I probably just hurt your feelings because you got busted being dumb.
I banned someone from slack who griped that it “seemed like” I was ham-fisted. I wasn’t ham-fisted, that poster crossed the line and I booted her.
I’ve gotten these “seems like” comments my whole life. They don’t work on me.