Just a vent from a frustrated controller. If we ask you to verify that you are out of 340 and then calls traffic 6.5 miles out, please don't report leaving 339. I know that we have not have had the best working relationship if the near past. But, the majority of controllers do as much as we can to help pilots out with ride reports, short cuts,...etc. It would be nice if you throw us a bone when you know we need it. Almost had a deal tonight. Just a RANT.