I hate it when people thank me for something they hope I will do in the future. “Thanks for your quick response.” “Thank you for your patience on this matter,” after an email telling you what you’d planned isn’t happening the way you’d planned it. “Thank you for being understanding.” I think this last one bothers me the most because of who it came from and the context in which it was used. I don’t want to be understanding. I want to be selfish and self serving and have things my way. I don’t want to share or give up. I don’t want to compromise, but given my situation, that is something I’m having to learn to do.
I just hate when people thank you for something you haven’t done in hopes of being persuasive and hoping you’ll do what they want.