I have a manager that like to be informed on everything I do to a absurd degree. With I have tried to comply with, taking a few minute to explain everything I'm planing to before i do it. The problem is that he keeps forgetting what I have explain. So when I'm done with something he usually ask why I didn't tell him before I did it what I was going to do. I have tried on several occasions to explain that I did explain what I was going to do but he probably just forgot. But that just lead to that he get angry and debate heatedly that I have not explained. I have tried sending the information by email instead but then I hear comments like i haven't gotten that email. And the same story again.
I know for a fact that he just sleeps a few hours each night and that is probably why he keep forgetting. It just seems like a waste of time explain what I'm going to do if he will immediately forget what I told him.