What do you suppose THAT means? It's such a common .... saying? I was thinking maybe: Before I hand you X, I expect Y. Does that sound about right? I think I used it last something like: Thanks for letting me know beforehand, we can meet on such and such a day and blah blah blah... So, in this case they've told me X and that was before Y was to occur. Kind of fit with my example... a little.