(Closed) How do I reject a friend's request to borrow something?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

“Sorry, I don’t have anything I can lend right now!  Hope you find something cute :)”

That is WAY nicer than you even need to be, but it should work. 

Post # 4
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would say “oh I  don’t think ANYTHING I have right now would fit/look good on you sorry!”

Post # 5
46416 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You-“Sorry, I had a bad experience lending a dress and I have decided I will not do it again. I saw some really cute dresses at ____. Have you checked there?”

Her- “But…”

You- Sorry, my decision has nothing to do with you, but I need to make it a hard and fast rule so i don’t offend the other person”

Her “But…”

You- ” I’d be glad to go shopping with you if that would help.”

Post # 6
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

“Hi, this dress is available at [store]. Hope that helps, have a great time!”

Post # 8
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Say “nope I’m broke… I dont have as much to spend on clothing these days”

Post # 9
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You said she a different size/shape then you- say you just cleaned out the closet/donated everything that didn’t fit you and you don’t have anything that would work with her shape.  I agree with the PP- maybe offer to help her shop, she may be borrowing more because she thinks you have good taste and doesn’t know what to pick on her own, then because she can’t afford a dress of her own.

Post # 11
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Why is your mom involved?

Just say no, if you don’t feel like it.

Post # 12
986 posts
Busy bee

I hate hate hate when people consistently borrow but don’t talk to me otherwise. Often I don’t get things back, either, so that makes me even more angry, haha. Glad you got it taken care of!

Post # 13
3626 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would never have the nerve to ask someone I barely speak to to borrow their clothes. Ugh! Glad you responded.

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