Our dishwasher wasn’t draining properly. Since we got it less than a year ago it’s still under warranty. So Sears sends out a service technician. One of those deals where they say it’ll be between 8 AM and noon but can’t be anymore specific than that. I spent the morning waiting around, and of course the guy doesn’t show up until just before noon. He spends some time working on the appliance and eventually extracts a fragment of ceramic no bigger than my thumbnail. It’s a chip off one of our cheap-ass dinner plates. It got lodged down in the drainage workings and was just big enough to block it up.
Funny thing, though, we selected this model cuz it’s got a fancy removable filter, which should prevent such objects from getting down where they’re not supposed to be. I guess we must not have put it back in properly last time we cleaned it, which kind of defeats the purpose.
Ah, the mundanity.