What is the tersest way for a speaker to request from the listener to refrain from making any inferences from a statement of fact?
Suppose as part of a narrative, I want to say something happened (e.g. "I stubbed my toe on the bench").
At the same time, I don't want the listener to jump to any conclusions based on that statement. For example, that: my toe is in pain, or I'm upset, or the bench was in a bad spot or had been moved.
How can I state a fact with this proviso efficiently?