[LMB] OT: Borrowing

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 07:21:15 GMT 2022


I know the feeling of having to search the whole blasted house to look for
something missing.  Unfortunately,  for me, I only have myself to blame for
misplacing that bloody item.

On Mon, Jan 10, 2022, 7:04 PM WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:

> Exactly what I did. I wanted to make sure she knew that it upset me
> however.
>
>
> William A Wenrich
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> On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 11:55 AM WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I am of two minds about a problem that I've had recently. Almost every
> > time my granddaughters visit my house, that is at least 5 days a week,
> I'm
> > constantly looking for equipment like headphones or cables the have been
> > "borrowed" and left somewhere around the house. The latest incident was
> > when Hazel borrowed my wireless mouse to do artwork on her tablet. Then
> she
> > lost it somewhere in the house. After more than a week of searching, I
> > still can't find it. I still have the US wireless connector but the mouse
> > itself has disappeared.
> > I don't know whether to be happy that she set it up herself and was using
> > it for a homework assignment or upset because she operated on the "better
> > to ask forgiveness than permission" principle.
> > I don't want to be to tyrannical, but I'm out a mouse.
> >
>
> I don't think you'd be out of line setting a few ground rules for everybody
> visiting the house, on the order of "Ask first" and "put it back where you
> found it after you're through with it." If you tell everyone the rules
> beforehand and they apply to all visitors of whatever age, it won't look
> like you're pointing fingers at particular people.
>
>
> --Margaret Dean
>   <margdean56 at gmail.com>
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