Raining on my parade

Aside from it being somewhat of a miserable day, my mood was further dampened by my one-year-old state-of-the-art automobile's windshield wipers and washers completely malfunctioning today. Windshield wipers are a pretty basic automotive amenity, and the technology behind them is pretty old and well-tested. Windshield washers are also standard issue on just about every car available in the world, and have been around for decades. Why, even my 1994 Honda Civic had intermittent wipers that never, ever failed to work as designed. Yet the wipers and washers on my 2004 European sedan have fritzed out on my. Hoo fucking ray.

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