Bottom line, are you owed anything? *please see details*
A friend asked me this today so I'll put it out there for you folks' opinions: Her in-laws had a Shop-Vac that she borrowed on occasion. The last time she borrowed it, they said for her to just keep it as her own because they "never need it". So she did. About six months later they asked to borrow it, and somehow managed to break it. My friend was annoyed because she considered it to be hers and felt they owed her another one, or at least that they should pay to have it fixed, if possible. They said it was theirs to begin with so they didn't owe her anything.
I tend to think that if they gave it to her and it was actually her property, they should at least offer to try to repair it (again, if possible, I don't know what's wrong with it). What's your opinion? If you give something to someone, borrow it back and then break it do you owe anything?
I am going to let the votes decide this one-I don't want to choose the best answer ba