I have been following with interest the "What would you do?" thread and have a different situation that also kind of shows a difference in attitudes. A coworker won a goat permit and bear permit on Kodiak Island three years ago. He had a rifle but was worried that he needed protection in the tent from roaming bears. I lent him a SW model 500 SW Mag. He returned it two months after he went.
The next spring he borrowed it again because he wanted to go bear hunting with his 4wheeler and felt that it would help him.
I again felt, "Well Ill be a good guy and loan it to him again." He returned it three days later. Last year, he asked to shoot it because he had purchased a box of shells. I decided well yes if I get it right back. I loaned it and he returned it the next day without shooting a box of shells.
Fast forward to now. He wants to borrow it to go bowhunting grizzlies with a fourwheeler the Steese. I have now asked him to buy his own.. nicely.
He has texted me several times.
He will not be loaned that gun.
How many of you have the borrowers who take advantage of the situation and actually have the gall to say I should be able to borrow it because I bought a box of shells?