Well, I kind of like it.
Originally Posted by teia_petrescu
Far be it from me to contradict you, but ... It's polite, or at least traditionally it was taken that way. It was a way of humbling oneself; i.e., I do not wish to interrupt, critize, or complain, but ...
I'm not sure it's all that common these days. Well, at least in North American English. It's not that people don't use it, some do, but the pedantic types, you know.
Anyway, if you want a similar phrase, one that reflects the modern you, try something like,
My intention isn't to ....Hope that helps.
I don't mean to ...