I'm A Bonafide Ass about Borrowing Tools
When I wrote for GC and other times since, women, mostly, wonder why we men are so possessive of our tools. No Dave, not those tools.
Here it is, lets say you want to cook something up for dinner but you just remembered that the special crock pot you bought for just such a dinner is not in the kitchen. Oh, that's right. You let someone borrow it at Christmas because they were having a lot of party guest and needed to borrow it. Oh, they said they would bring it back the next day but still, it hasn't come back. So you need it back so you call this person. They're not sure where it is now and are to busy to look until the weekend. But you know that weekend will never come don't you?
I hate letting anyone borrow my tools or equipment because I know the outcome every single time. They promise to bring it back but don't. When you ask about it it's either; "I'll have to look for it", or "It's at my house so come pick it up if you need it", or the one that really truly pisses me off the worst is;
Them, "Why? Do you need it right now?"
Me, "No, I want to put it back in my shop."
Them, "Then why do you want me to stop watching my ballgame to bring it over if you don't need it?"
Me, "Because I want (MY) tools in (MY) shop where (I) can get my hands on them when (I) need them!"
Them, "Your such an asshole."
Me, "NO! Your an asshole because the only time you want to be friends is when I have something you need. After that I'm just a joke and fricken pile of dog shit to you. So bring back my damn tool, don't ask to borrow anything again and something else...kiss my ass!"
I've told this family member before not to ask to borrow anything of mine because they either break it, lose it, let someone else borrow it or tell me I can come pick it up because they are to sorry to get off their butt and bring it back as promised, so, they ask someone else in my house when I am not at home. That is utter disrespect and it chaps my ever living hide.