Preemptive Thank You?

I was walking out of a busy building today and there was a person a couple feet in front of me. I assumed that they were going to hold the door open for me-since it was a double door thing- and so I said “Thank you,” before they actually held open the door. It was only a moment before it happened, but it still made me think. Was it presumptuous of me to assume they’d hold the door open? What if they hadn’t and I had wasted a “thank you”? But if I just forego the “thank you,” then I look like a jerk.

My life is very difficult, clearly.

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