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To not let ndn use my new drill because it's still in the box

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bobsbusy Thu 23-Jul-15 16:29:35

I purchased a new drill, I'm looking forward to using it but I have not had a chance yet so it's still in the box.
Aibu to lie and tell my ndn I don't have a drill because I want to use it first? Obviously I didn't tell them when I purchased the drill, they just wondered if I had one.

GraysAnalogy Thu 23-Jul-15 16:31:08

Well you're not being unreasonable but I'd let them use it. It's just sat there. There's notihng special about the first time use of a drill.

coffeetasteslikeshit Thu 23-Jul-15 16:33:46

Agree with Grays, you're not unreasonable, after all it's your drill to do with what you like, but I do find it a bit strange that you wouldn't help someone in need just because you want first use of a drill.

orangefive Thu 23-Jul-15 16:34:39

Keep it safe. We have stopped lending because of stuff coming back knackered or kept for ages. Non can buy their own drill.

DoesItReallyMatter Thu 23-Jul-15 16:44:54

I wouldn't lend it. I have a big collection of power tools, gardening tools and woodwork equipment and gradually realised a few friends began to think I was running a lending library and that some people were happy to return equipment dirty or worn. A lot of my friends are wealthy they just don't want to spend on boring stuff.

I have began saying no or saying yes but with conditions.

Ie you can borrow my electric saw but you have to buy your own blades.

I still lend things lots more than I borrow but I only lend if I actually want to.

ilovesooty Thu 23-Jul-15 17:03:38

Just tell your neighbour that it's a virgin drill, as yet unsullied and you feel you want to bond with it before lending it out.

Littleorangecat Thu 23-Jul-15 17:28:18

I hate lending my stuff as loads of stuff has been ruined by carelessness or not returned. They should buy their own (or am I massively selfish) grin

DirtyMugPolice Thu 23-Jul-15 17:35:55

This reminds me of the episode of the Simpsons where Ned doesn't want to lend Homer anything as he has all his tools! Is your neighbour like Homer?

Salmotrutta Thu 23-Jul-15 17:38:18

My DH has lent out power tools that have come back with bits broken or not come back at all.

He's not so keen to lend them out now.

Don't do it OP grin

Littleorangecat Thu 23-Jul-15 17:41:13


No job is too big for my neighbour to ask us to help with either, building a shed, installing a hot tub, hanging a TV on the wall.... I don't answer the door anymore.

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