A typical and popular approach is to use a disingenuous complaint about something, a self-deprecating statement or a comment on something completely innocuous, as a vehicle to deliver the real message, which invariably shows the person in a favourable light. In fact it shows what Slapdick they are.
Stayin humble. Always grateful. "Good things come to those who wait." Lovin my new whip. #HardWorkPaysOff