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The Knife Kit Nazi

One time in culinary school, I lent a classmate my microplane b/c she needed to zest some lemons for her recipe. I don’t know what ever became of that microplane; when I asked for it back at the end of class, she told me she thought she had given it back, and I wasn’t able to find it among the chaos of ten other students and our frenzied production class.
I was complaining about it to a friend at work right after it happened and my friend told me that’s why she never let anyone borrow anything from her knife kit. I thought that seemed like kind of a severe policy, but it’s the one I’ve taken since. I’ve lost far too many items: measuring spoons, thermometers, bowl scrapers, and of course, the microplane that started it all. Maybe it’s a strict policy, but I’m not spending ten bucks here and there to replace missing items anymore. 
The other day at work someone asked to borrow my phone charger. Normally, I’d just say I didn’t have it on me and not even feel bad about the white lie. But t…

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