Most of you know we live in a college campus. In the past week alone, students have stopped by at various times to borrow a ladder, a table saw and a rolling pin. We are glad to be helpful in these instances, but I just wanted to share with you our unique perspective since we have hundreds of neighbors.
I received quite a few random requests in my years as the director of a women's dorm: eggs, a road atlas, a flashlight, a blender (which the borrower dropped, breaking the glass handle), a scarf (needed by an unprepared California girl), etc.
One humorous "borrowing" incident occurred one evening while I was visiting with some guests. A student stopped by to ask if I had any bread, which was not a big deal. I pointed her in the direction of the loaf and promptly returned to my conversation. A moment later, the student came into the living room again to ask if I had any peanut butter and jelly. I thought it was so funny that she hadn't just asked if she could make a sandwich, though I came to find that not much surprised me anymore!