Getting back your borrowed item

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How can I return something I´ve had too long?

Getting back your borrowed item

What is a polite way to retrieve things that people have borrowed over the months or years? Should you be polite or is it worth a fight? What can you do if the person won't return it or it's returned damaged? What if you're the borrower? Are you too embarrassed to return an item you've had for too long? What would be a good way to return the item and save face? What if you lost the item and it cannot be replaced? What are the best ways not to get into this predicament?

   

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