My MIL asked me if I would loan the gown I wore to my DD's wedding to her friend. Her friend's son is getting married and she and I wear the same size.
I was not comfortable loaning this dress for several reasons, so I fibbed and said I'd already gotten rid of the dress (I plan to donate it to an organization that gives gowns to girls for prom). I suppose I would loan it to someone else, but the woman who it'd be loaned to is not someone I'd trust to keep it in good condition, and I KNOW she wouldn't have it cleaned after returning it.
In any event, I am pretty selective about to whom I loan things, and generally have no problem saying no if I don't want to do so, but I had to lie to my MIL (she'd have pressured me and it'd turn ugly otherwise). I am generous with my things, and WILL loan them to those I know will treat them well.
What do you do when asked to loan something?