Call it what you will.
I like to call it "borrowing long term."
Catchy term, don't ya think?
My 'problem' is only centered around sunglasses and I certainly like to keep it in the family.
And ... Exhibit B:
Allow me to indulge you in some klepto advice
- Keeping it in the family will increase your chances of keeping your friends around. They'll still trust you - and you KNOW family isn't going anywhere
- If you blame it on the original owner, it absolves you of all guilt. Case #1: my brother accidentally left his sunglasses at my house. Result ... long-term borrowing. Case #2: Jay went out of town this weekend and left these beauties on the kitchen table. Result ... long-term borrowing.
- Vary your hiding spots for long-term borrowed items. It keeps the owner guessing and elongates your borrowing time. Time is your friend.