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"Borrowing" supplies at work. Small update #26

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Hopefull:
I love love to make bows. I have made thousands in the past 4 years. I know how much work goes into them. These are something you make and put your time into. If the bow moocher doesn't want to make them herself then that is on her. You can be helpful and let her know that you tube is a great tool and you can find tons of how to videos. But stick to your guns. Moocher chooses to not make them so you can choose not to share!

Btw I would love love love to see some of your puppies bows.

Seraphine1:
Good for you for taking a stand!

I had a thought... can you come up with a design using the free company ribbon, and maybe singe the ends so it doesn't fray? That might save you a bit on supplies. supplies. Or can you suggest to your boss that the next time ribbon needs to be ordered, can the non fraying kind be purchased instead?

Outdoor Girl:

--- Quote from: TootsNYC on March 11, 2013, 10:05:49 PM ---
--- Quote from: Outdoor Girl on March 11, 2013, 05:37:45 PM ---I've had a lot of people asking, 'Can I borrow [food item]?'  I normally answer, 'No but you can have it.  I really don't want it back when you're done with it.'  Pedantic, I know, but 'borrowing' a consumable drives me right round the bend.

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But in many situations, there isn't any reciprocity, and I think it's smart to use the word "have" instead of "borrow." (That's a logic similar to my dislike of "sharing" when it's really "give you some of mine.")

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It is these kind of situations I'm talking about.

misha412:

--- Quote from: JenJay on March 11, 2013, 04:02:22 PM ---Lend? Unless her clients are returning the bows to you, they aren't being loaned. I hate when people do that. Fortunately it sounds like she knows you won't be giving her anymore bows since she's pouting about it.  ::)

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Okay, O/T for a second. I HATE when someone asks to "borrow" a consumable object such as a tissue or a piece of food. As stated before, "Borrowing" a cup of a sugar from a neighbor was always with the intent of returning it or having the neighbor come and get a cup in the future. Asking a co-worker or a strangerto borrow a consumable is not the same thing. It is a murder of the English language and it makes no sense. It bugs me to no end. end O/T

For Bow Moocher, everyone who knows how to make a bow should refuse to make them for her. If the OP will not make them for her, she will try to get another in the salon to do it. Her presumption to say "I need two bows for this dog...OP." shows she is a SS. She assumes OP is her personal assistant or slave and should make what she is told.

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