Everyone knows the fact that it is neighborly to be generous, but not to forget that frequent borrowers, soon become neighborhood pests. So it is preferable not to borrow from neighbours. Only if situation arises, in which it is unmanageable for you, then you can borrow from them. If at all you do visit your neighbour with the purpose of borrowing , then one must keep in mind a few below mentioned etiquettes:
DO NOT Frown:- If you visit your neighbor to ask for something and if he/ she say “no” or seems very reluctant then immediately drop the matter with a polite gesture of saying “ I understand.”
COMMIT A TIME TO RETURN THE ITEM AND BE PUNCTUAL: – Always give a time, when it would be possible for you to return the item and make sure you do not abuse her trust and return it on time or before time.
GOOD CONDITION: – Return the item in good condition, as it was when you took it. If the entire item is damaged, then you can replace it exactly with the same brand and quantity.
BE CLEAR ABOUT YOUR NEEDS: – It is of utmost importance to maintain clarity. When you communicate your needs clearly, the listener gets a better picture about that. This gives them an area to think and then gives their suggestion.
LEARN TO SAY ‘NO’:- Do not be afraid to say ‘no’. If one is constantly asking you, decline it in a very polite way. The person will get the message very clearly at the first go.
CONCLUSION: – Do not borrow; this is an important rule to remember. For exchange of possessions leads to misunderstandings. If it is necessary to borrow something then return it on time. In fact, if you borrow money, make sure that you return it on time in full amount by a thank you note.