Do you have things you hate to loan out or let other people use?

United States
July 18, 2008 3:11pm CST
I realized today that I am much more obsessive about my things than maybe i should be. For example, I realize that I have been seriously ticked off twice in the last year when someone randomly used what I thought of as the wrong glass. In one case, it was a young friend who didn't know any better who decided to eat milk and crackers out of one of m great-grandmother's frosted tumblers. In reality, the tumblers are worth about $6 apeiece on eBay, but to me they are irreplaceable. They were my great-grandmothers! Then today, I noticed that my annoying roommate has started using my water goblets to drink his wine from. his wine onsumption is a totally different rant, but now he has moved up from 8 or 10 ounce juice glasses to my 16 ounce water goblets. Now, to be honest, these are nothing special. I got them about six years ago at Wal Mart. they are a smoky glass and pretty, but not too expensive or anything. I just think of them as glasses for use with company. When I go to the trouble to serve a nice dinner with guests, I use those glasses and I don't want them used for daily use. Am i too looney about this? Do you have things that you hate to have other people use? if so, why?
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@Wizzywig (7859)
18 Jul 08
I don't like anyone using my mug - I just dont like the idea that someone elses mouth has been on it. If I even suspected that someone might have used my toothbrush I'd throw it straight in the bin.
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• Israel
19 Jul 08
I'm completely anal about these things. I'm over the top on not sharing dishes. I remember at work once the boss bought a new set of 16 plastic dishes and asked if we each want our own or want to share. I was the only one who wanted my own. I took mine and wrote my name on it in big black laundry marker, back and front. I made it well known that I don't want anyone even touching my plate. Then I kept my dish, fork knife and spoon in a zip lock bag that also had my name on it. All that was stored in a sealed bin, again my name in laundry marker. I kept this in the locked staff cupboard in back corner way behind their stack of plates and all the community staff stuff I never touched. Even without saying anything,(and I made a huge deal of my eating and food stuffs) all that labeling and sealing up multiple times should be enough that any halfway intelligent person would know that this person doesn't want to share these items. The staff I worked with knew my crazy ways and neurosis about my plate and food stuffs. They knew I wouldn't even eat anything scooped by a community utensil. I wouldn't share a sponge etc. I had my own. Everyone knew I had a real thing about eating. I know they thought I was crazy. There were many reasons why I was so over the top on this. All valid reasons in and among them selfs to keep separate dishes. Put them all together and wala. Some jerk at work actually reached over the stack of staff plates, (identical to mine) took my plate out of my box, out of the bag, put food on it and gave it to a visiting staff member to use for pork ribs. I'm sure it was just to make me mad. And of course I couldn't eat dinner that night because I didn't have a plate. I wouldn't use theirs. I wanted to kill. I got really mad. The poor visiting person couldn't understand why I was mad at him using my plate with my name one it. He offered to wash it so I could use it, thinking that would solve the problem. I said to just throw the plate out. I can't use it again. He really didn't understand then. After that I kept everything locked in the trunk of my car. Can't trust people to do what is right.
@Wizzywig (7859)
19 Jul 08
Oh, that person must have been deliberately out to get you. I hope you found his/her Achille's heel and gave it a hefty kick!!
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• United States
19 Jul 08
I really only have one--my Gangrel mug from a LONG time ago. It's not supposed to have hot liquids in it or go in the dishwasher, so the occasions when this has happened, I have gotten rather upset about it. I'm sure I do have a few other things that I don't like people using, but it doesn't come up very often. Mostly my fiance knows what things of mine he should ask about before using, and really there's not much stuff that I don't let him use. :)
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• United States
3 Aug 08
I feel petty about it, but honestly I think his breathing annoys me at this point. On the upside, when he was sick last week he had the god-given sense to ask which coffee mug to use. Strangely, I never mind with Thor because I know he will take care of it. Other people, not so much!
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
20 Jul 08
Your belongings and you should have the right to either let someone else use your stuff or not. I do not loan my stuff out and I do not borrow. I am very firm about this. It's just a good way to cause trouble. My husband on the other hand would loan out anything, even his vehicle if I didn't step in.
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