You know when you borrow something from someone eg a lawnmower from a mate and whilst you are using it the damn thing breaks down. Who is responsible? Does morals have anything to do with it?
Personally I always thought that if you borrowed something, you returned it in better condition than before you borrowed it. If it breaks down you fix it. You use it, you break it, you fix it ... kind of thing.
Admittedly if the item you borrowed was old and in a state of disrepair (why would you borrow it in the first place?) and something goes wrong this is completely different. But let's say it was in perfect working order and you continued to use it knowing full well that something is not right (large banging noises from the piston self destructing for example) is it a case of MEA CULPA or do I not live in the real world?
Anyone lost a friendship because of such an instance? How does one go about approaching the "friend" for restitution or do you just shrug your shoulders and blame yourself for loaning it to him in the first place?