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    Default the art of lending and borrowing things

    ok so i was a bit miffed yesterday. a friend returned a baby item she had asked to borrow, after she left i went to put it away and found it to be absolutely grotty.

    maybe its just me but no way i could borrow something and not give it a good clean before returning.

    Ive just cleaned it up myself before i stored it away and it got me thinking about the 'protocols' when borrowing and lending things.

    what are your thoughts?

    of and the item was a jumper toy the fabric seat is removeable and machine washable and the rest is plastic so just scrubbed clean. it was covered in bits of food, slobbered biscuit etc

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    Yes I would be really annoyed, I couldnt imagine borrowing something and returning it dirty especially if its caked in food... Thats Just so disrespectful

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    Gross. Whenever i borrow something i always take care of the item and give it a good clean before returning it - it's just the right thing to do.
    I would be thinking wtf? if i lend something and it got returned in filthy condition - very disrespectful!

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    i will definently be careful of whom i lend things to in the future.

    ive one friend who i lent a capsule and bassinet to,before returning she got the covers dry cleaned professionally and she scrubbed the rest of the carseat and bassinet herself.

    i just assumed this was the correct thing to do.

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    It Is definitley the correct way of giving something borrowed back. Honestly I would be embarressed to give something back if i hadnt cleaned it beforehand... It isnt too much to ask!

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    I always expect things to be returned in the condition I gave them in and vice versa. If I borrowed something I would clean it before I gave it back and if I broke it then I'd offer to pay at least some of the money back, if not all.

    I borrowed a change table and will be cleaning it thoroughly before returning.

    It annoyed me no end when my SIL borrowed some kids movies off me and didn't look after them, let her one year old get to them and now they're all scratched. She didn't even apologise.

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    That's disgusting! I don't lend things out for that reason and i also don't like borrowing off others in case something happens to the item

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    I could never return someone elses item without cleaning it. How embarrassing!

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    I'm a bit hopeless at both returning things and retrieving things.

    My general philosophy with lending is to accept that it may not come back in the same state.

    But the borrower should at least try to clean it, of course.

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    i never lend anything i would miss if it never came back. Would much rather just give things to people if I don't need them. I also don't like borrowing things either, too much stress!


 

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