On Borrowing Stuff
July 23, 2012 8:44am CST
With close friends and family, borrowing is common. Especially if the persons involved are so close. I remember back in college, I have a room mate that's the same size as me; because we cannot afford to always buy new clothes to wear to school we decided to borrow each others' clothes and just wear it differently and accessorize differently. I swear our classmates weren't able to tell that it has been worn before in their presence so they think we never wear the same thing twice :) But of course, there are certain stuff that we simply cannot share even with those closest to us. Aside from hygienic purposes, we also do this just for the simple want of not letting anyone borrow our stuff. What are the things you own that you will not willingly let anyone to borrow?
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24 Jul 12
I will not let any person ever borrow any of my books again. I once let my classmate borrow one of my harry potter books and I never seen any page nor the cover again. Now, I am stuck with Audiobooks (which is somewhat better). Any personal stuff is off limits (hygienic or not) and paper stuff. I don’t let anyone borrow my documents unless they are really desperate and they have a nagging gene in them. Of course, money is one thing I would let go for many different reasons. Anyone can all me a Scrooge but it's always different when it comes to money or hard-earned stuff.
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24 Jul 12
I'm with you on books. Sometimes my borrowers will return my books, but there were dog ears, folds on the spine, and someone had even stained some pages with soy sauce. :( One friend asked to borrow a certain book from me, and I said I only have it on my kindle. So she asks for my kindle instead. Duh!
25 Jul 12
Oh my! that was so awful! :( sorry to hear that. my suggestion is if you already know that person or friend that she is not taking care of your things/stuff, just be careful next time for lending them stuff from you. Don't lend your stuff to them. Especially if your stuff is too expensive. Just giving some advise and suggestions here. Have a nice Day!
25 Jul 12
Well, borrowing my personal stuff for hygienic issues are just secondary to me. What really pisses me off, and I find annoying and obnoxious is someone who borrowed to you something, then will never return again or he'll return it damaged. I know, I can sterilize a borrowed mug. But what it really angers me and makes me distrust a person if I find it that he has no intention to return something he borrowed to me.
29 Jul 12
hi Raine, My collections, undies,personal hygiene stuffs they can't borrow this stuff but clothes, accessories and shoes will be fine. If my friends go to an event and they need a dress my room turned into boutique but I am happy sharing it with them besides sometimes I just use my dress once or twice then it will be in my cabinet. happy mylotting
23 Jul 12
I never dare to let someone borrow my personal stuffs.Even my sister, she can't even use anything of my things without my permission.Doing that lessen your sense of identity.Some people might think you don't own something for they seen that dress worn by your friend even if it's yours.That's also cause or reason why there's misunderstanding between friends.
25 Jul 12
Yeah i totally agree! I understand what you are trying to explain. It is funny when people might think that you do not own the stuff you are using or might see using your stuff with other people. Sometimes, other people or your friends, might think that you are so selfish if you do not lend your things to them, just try to explain it in a nice way, Like me, when i'm in doubt to lend my things sometimes i make a white lies, for them not to think that i am selfish or have a bad attitude. Sometimes, i tell them that i don't have a things like this or like that. Well, Good Luck to all of us, Have a nice day!
25 Jul 12
My sister and i always lending each others clothes, shoes and some accessories, even gadgets. Now that we were grown up, we seldom to borrow each other things. I am not willing to borrow my other stuff, personal stuff like undies, pants, bra and toothbrush. Shoes, shirt, jacket, hat and gadgets is fine with me as long as i know the person well.
23 Jul 12
My underwear, toothbrush, and if possible my comb/hair brush. The latter I sometimes have no escape because my 3-year-old niece knows where I usually put it and she combs her hair with it. I should just give her a comb next time and hopefully she won't lose or misplace it.