Am I being overprotective here?

Discussion in 'Community' started by urban1985_, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. urban1985_ macrumors regular

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    I lent my brother my iBook while I was out running an errand. He's borrowed it before, and I even made him his own Guest account hehe.

    I come back, and I find out he took it in the washroom with him. He's been in there for over an hour.

    Now my iBook smells like cigarette smoke :(

    I'm really really really really really really really really unhappy :mad:

    Seriously, he abused the privilege. I don't take it to the washroom with me, I'm smarter than that. I feel like hitting something.
     
  2. broken_keyboard macrumors 65816

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    If you lend something, you should get it back in the same condition I think.
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Hit him.
     
  4. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Hit him, tell him that this was not right while standing over him and take his wallet and tell him the hundred bucks will cover for that... :D

    Ok, maybe not. But you should definitely tell him that you think what he did was wrong and you'd expect something more than an apology if the smell does not go away.
    If he is reluctant to do so you can still hit him. ;)
     
  5. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    I'd be really annoyed at that. That's why I'm selfish when it comes to certain things I own. I try not to let anyone else near my PowerBook :cool:
     
  6. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

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    woh! there's no need to smack him... unless he hits you I guess.

    just tell him how you feel, and that you're happy to let him use it, but only if he shows it the proper respect otherwise you'll just have to ben him from it.

    as long as there's no proper damage done and its just the smell of smoke (which will go), put it in proper perspective and take a few deep breathes.

    don't talk to him until you've relaxed.

    m
     
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm... what's if he's the bigger brother?
     
  8. brap macrumors 68000

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    Simple. Make him buy some non-abrasive cleaners and such, disinfectant... and make the f**ker clean it! (or perhaps do it yourself, he's obviously a bit stoopid)

    But then I always go spastic if anyone so much as types to roughly on my keyboard, so perhaps I'm an extreme case.
     
  9. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    hit him! :D

    I did it with my brother :eek:
    He is 30 Kg heavier and 25 cm taller ... but wait, at that time I was 12...
    I really don't feel happy doing that but he took my nintendo to the house of his friend and someone broke it there, children business!

    Again, hit him... J/K
     
  10. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    Hit him and run! :D
     
  11. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Am I the only one wondering why his brother needed an iBook in the washroom for over an hour? :eek:
     
  12. iGav macrumors G3

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    And if he's faster???
     
  13. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Don't hit him then, kick him in the shin. Both problems solved :D
     
  14. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    There could be more than cigarette smoke on it. :rolleyes:

    In which case he needs to buy you a new one... after you hit him!

    Woof, Woof - Dawg
     
  15. Inkmonkey macrumors 6502

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  16. Raid macrumors 68020

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    No, but I am wondering if the iBook has an Airport card in it ;)
     
  17. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Yes, but considering the color of an iBook.... :eek: :p
     
  18. iGav macrumors G3

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    But what if he's a Ninja, and a champion sprinter???
     
  19. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Is it OK if I get back to you on this one? :p
     
  20. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    Urban, just to clarify, are you annoyed at your friend because of the cigarette smoke or because of the potential water damage that could've happened in the washroom? Your original post is kinda ambigious on that...

    In any case, it has probably been too long since the incident to pursue anything now. I would simply not allow said friend to use your iBook again, or next time he asks, calmly explain your concerns and give him another chance.

    At least there was no permanent damage.
     
  21. munkle macrumors 68030

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    yup, somebody definitely needs to be checking their safari history! ;)
     
  22. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    Check the case before handling. Depending on what you find, make a love toy out of his pillow.
     
  23. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I'm sorry to hear about that urban1985_. You sound very particular about your things like me. I always hated to loan something to another while I was growing up. In my eyes, never got the item returned in the same condition.

    Have you confronted him with your concerns? It is important to let him know how you feel.
     
  24. maya macrumors 68040

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    ROTFLMAO, I have never read such humourous comment for sometime. :)


    Delete his account and don't allow him to borrow your iBook again. :)
     
  25. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    I used to hate loaning out my PowerBook but I've grown used to it now, since most of the dents are caused by me. I used to create guest accounts but now I just let people use it, because anything important is passworded anyway.

    Bad luck though.
    I wouldn't be happy if someone did that. I take mine in the bathroom sometimes though, on a strictly internet radio condition.

    AppleMatt (no, really...)
     

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