October 12th, 2008

stick, attack, frost breath

Territorial tendencies

Does it make me a jerk to require someone I know to sign a four-page contract before borrowing my bicycle?

(Specifically: they're liable for any damage to the bike, as measured by how much it costs Performance to fix or replace it, whichever is cheaper. It took four pages to clearly say this. And to say that I'm not liable if they bust their head open on the pavement by riding stupid. And, in a paragraph at the end, to apologize for requiring a four-page contract just to borrow something from me. But I've been screwed over before on my goodwill, and it makes it much easier to handle if I've clearly written who is responsible for what.)
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