Loaned out but not back in same condition.

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  1. Thug

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    What have you loaned out to someone that has not quite come back in the same condition it went out?

    Years ago i loaned a mate a carpet shampoo'er that he dropped down the stairs and snapped the handle off.
    The same friend i also loaned a spray gun and compressor that came back looking like he had used a brillo pad to clean it.

    I look after my things VERY well, so was gutted at the time.

    Share your stories of items returned to you that have been in a worse (or better) condition than what they left you in.
     
  2. Daddy k

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    I once loaned a friend a condom on a night out.

    When he returned it, it had no packaging, was t rolled up, and had something extra inside it.
     
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    An orbital sander that used pads with a sort of velcro system.
    The tool that borrowed it used the pad that was already on it and then super glued normal sandpaper on when the that pad ran out! :thumbsdow
     
  4. happy_2008

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    I lent my Friends season videos to my brothers wife and in turn she lent it out to her friends too. I got them back 6 months later but the tape quality had deteriorated. Good old VHS days
     
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    My brother takes it upon himself to borrow my bike and then return it with no petrol!

    Same goes for my car!

    He takes it with half a tank...comes back with the red light on.
     
  6. nheather

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    When we moved into our first house, the previous owner had removed the picture rail (like dado rail but higher), done a poor job of filling then covered the wall with woodchip.

    Took the woodchip off but the filling needed smoothing down. Should have dug it out and started again but my father-in-law lent us his old warn out orbital sander.

    Did the job but managed to burn the motor out near the end of the work. We bought him a new replacement.

    So he definitely didn't get in back in the condition he loaned it out.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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  7. sniffer66

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    One of my (ex) mates has borrowed my girlfriend for the last 5 years

    Frankly I'd rather not have it back, its in a right state.
     
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    I usually have no inclination as to the condition of my stuff as I rarely it back. I (stupidly) loan tools etc. to a mate and never see them again. He once 'borrowed' a golf club from me. I remember seeing it years later complete with new shaft etc. I thought that was very kind of him but I've yet to get it back.

    I rarely borrow anything from anyone, preferring to buy it myself but if I do, I always ensure that it is returned in the same nick.
     
  9. DPinBucks

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    Next time, lend it with the red light on.
     
  10. liamt

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    i just dont lend to people any more. even dvds come back scratched or the disk missing etc. i just got sick of people breaking my stuff or not looking after it
     
  11. mjn

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    "Neither a borrower or a lender be"

    or buy your own you tight ****!
     
  13. liamt

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    haha. i will happily borrow stuff as i pay for anything i break (unless its from the in-laws lol). but then again, i do look after stuff.
     
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    Good thinking!
     
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    A mate asked me to help replace the exhaust system on his Jeep so I travelled 15 miles over to his and spent the morning helping him. For some reason the manifold holes wouldn't line up and so I had to drill 3 new ones.. knackering my remaining drill bits and also having to buy some more to finish the job. I had spent a whole morning helping him and travelling 17 miles spent aprox a tenner on fuel.... yet he wasn't at all happy that I had the audacity to hand him the receipt for the drill bits expecting payment!.

    Incidently this same 'mate' had helped us move and we of course paid for his fuel costs... after he had gone we discovered some s-shaped gutter downpipes had dissapeared from the new house and by sheer coincidence he had replaced his with some shiny new ones... which I spotted when I went to help fix his jeep that day. :mad:

    ... Never again!
     
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    Lent someone my driver and it came back with the head missing. No apology just told me I should contact the manufacturer as obviously it was faulty! :rolleyes:
     
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    Don't do it now. For all the reasons above. I've house sitted for people too and ending up having to buy my own shopping.

    So hang on? I'm travelling further home to get to your place, feeding your pets and being without my creature comforts and you leave no food and beer? Poor show.

    If I've borrowed stuff I look after it like it's my own and return it as soon as I'm done. My neighbour has all the tools (line of work) and if he sees me doing something he'll come out with something better for the job and say keep it for a while. I bring it straight back though. This way I don't risk damage/loss and he can trust me.
     
  18. liamt

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    yup. neighbours like that are worth their weight in gold. my last one was an ex plumber so always had any plumbing tools available if needed. they are always worth looking after.
     
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    If I get a loan of something, I use it asap and return it, this catches people off guard who say no hold onto it but I just feel better it's back with them.
     
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    Lent my car once to my brother in law, needless to say it wasn't returned, more shared with the central reservation of the north circular.
    He was safe and well this which is the main thing.
     
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    Back in the 80's I lent my friend my car so he could get to an interview. He was offered the job there and then. On his way back he decided to celebrate in a nearby pub. Four pints later whilst driving back he hit a bridge and wrote my car off. He was banned for 12 months and lost the job he was offered. That was all worthwhile, I didn't think.
     
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    My wife is always needing to borrow 3.5mm cables to plug her iPod into things, and headphones.
    I never see them again and within a few weeks they've broken and she wants to borrow another one! No idea how she does it.

    She only gets to use the cheap ones now!
     

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