In being a Proctor in my residence (RA) I have come to learn a few things about living with other people.
We love to borrow things. So, with this a as well as being a super awesome person, I like to provide these items upon request. Now, in doing so, objects may occasionally get lost or broken. Shit happens. HOWEVER, a way of avoiding this is to keep an extra pair of everything. Now, I don't mean become a pack rat and hold on to everything you own, I mean hold on to your crappy pair of scissors, or markers, or headphones, etc. That way if said items were to get lost in translation, then everything is still fine and dandy. Why? Because you have the other, good version of what you just gave away.