“I recently left a difficult living situation, sharing a house with two roommates.
About two months before I moved out, one of my roommates asked if I would like a lamp that her friend was giving away. She had eyes on another lamp this friend was getting rid of and offered to bring both home, giving one to me. I loved the lamp and thanked her profusely.
Shortly thereafter I moved out, taking my things (including the lamp) with me.
Said roommate contacted me a month later. She said she never intended to give me the lamp and that she would like to have it back.
I am not sure how our understanding of the situation came to be so different, and I am struggling to find a moral high road. — Between a Lamp and a Hard Place”
She offered you the lamp. You accepted. She gave you the lamp. End of story.
Does she not remember this interaction? Seriously, ask her if she remembers that you had that discussion and that she GAVE YOU THE LAMP. If she fights you and now wants it back, then you’ll need to decide if you want the lamp that badly. I think you do, it sounds like an awesome lamp. I have one next to my bed that I LOVE. I know how you feel. Don’t give in to your friend. She gave you the lamp, you should keep it.