[LMB] OT: Borrowing

Gordon Jackson listmail at gordonj.net
Tue Jan 11 12:00:50 GMT 2022

My cat loves to play with AAA batteries, which I don't let him have. He has
however discovered that if he relocates my wireless mouse from the desk to
the floor with sufficient energy the battery cover door will come off and at
least one of the batteries will fly out. Mission accomplished. He then has
an AAA battery to carry away and play with.

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Exactly what I did. I wanted to make sure she knew that it upset me however.

William A Wenrich

  *   A sinner dependent on God's grace.

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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
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