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Old 24.10.2012, 17:46
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Windshield wiper blades stolen. Normal or crazy?

My husband recently had the windshield wiper blades stolen off of his Audi. We are slightly, (read enormously), confused. Are these a hot commodity here in Vaud? Do the rest of you take yours off and bring them inside with you at night and we just did not get the memo, or what?
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Old 24.10.2012, 17:59
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Re: Windshield wiper blades stolen. Normal or crazy?

Were you parked in someone else's reserved spot? This (along with simply putting the windscreen wipers up) seems to be the preferred Swiss passive-aggressive response.



Wipers up on several cars, however, means that it's about to snow. It's a little bit like rain coming when the cows are lying down.
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Old 24.10.2012, 18:02
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Were you parked in someone else's reserved spot? This (along with simply putting the windscreen wipers up) seems to be the preferred Swiss passive-aggressive response.



Wipers up on several cars, however, means that it's about to snow. It's a little bit like rain coming when the cows are lying down.
Thus the sense of approaching snow causes people to park incorrectly?
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Old 24.10.2012, 18:05
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Thus the sense of approaching snow causes people to park incorrectly?
I'm not sure we've quite cracked cause-and-effect.

It also doesn't rain every time a cow gets tired.
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Old 24.10.2012, 18:07
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Re: Windshield wiper blades stolen. Normal or crazy?

Cows don't sleep lying down

Otherwise cow tipping would not exist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_tipping
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Old 24.10.2012, 18:14
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Re: Windshield wiper blades stolen. Normal or crazy?

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Cows don't sleep lying down

Otherwise cow tipping would not exist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_tipping

From Stolen wipers to Cow Tipping.. and in record time too!
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Old 24.10.2012, 18:15
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Re: Windshield wiper blades stolen. Normal or crazy?

My money's on the "parked really badly" option.
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Re: Windshield wiper blades stolen. Normal or crazy?

Based on your answers, the only place that the theft could have occurred is when we parked on the street at a brocante fair last Saturday. Obviously, we were parked in a spot not intended for parking, i.e. passive-aggressive message delivered via swiping of wiper blades. Got it.
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Re: Windshield wiper blades stolen. Normal or crazy?

Perhaps some covetous class-warrior took his rage out on your machine?

I had a doorbell nicked in England just because my door was beautiful and was clearly owned by a capitalist oppressor. The doorbell was radio controlled so the thief pressed it several times as he walked away (just to annoy me), before stamping on it with his heel, the heel.

Envy does horrible things to the lower orders.
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Old 24.10.2012, 18:47
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Were you parked in someone else's reserved spot? This (along with simply putting the windscreen wipers up) seems to be the preferred Swiss passive-aggressive response.



Wipers up on several cars, however, means that it's about to snow. It's a little bit like rain coming when the cows are lying down.
I thought people were putting their wipers up on purpose in winter to avoid them getting stuck to the windshield with the frost? It damages them apparently.
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Old 24.10.2012, 19:04
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Re: Windshield wiper blades stolen. Normal or crazy?

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Perhaps some covetous class-warrior took his rage out on your machine?

I had a doorbell nicked in England just because my door was beautiful and was clearly owned by a capitalist oppressor. The doorbell was radio controlled so the thief pressed it several times as he walked away (just to annoy me), before stamping on it with his heel, the heel.

Envy does horrible things to the lower orders.
ah yes, must order a doorbell with remotely detonable semtex.
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Old 24.10.2012, 19:13
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Re: Windshield wiper blades stolen. Normal or crazy?

Amateurs. You gotta steal new blades in spring when yours are broken from all the snow and ice.
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Old 24.10.2012, 19:26
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Re: Windshield wiper blades stolen. Normal or crazy?

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Perhaps some covetous class-warrior took his rage out on your machine?

I had a doorbell nicked in England just because my door was beautiful and was clearly owned by a capitalist oppressor. The doorbell was radio controlled so the thief pressed it several times as he walked away (just to annoy me), before stamping on it with his heel, the heel.

Envy does horrible things to the lower orders.
Sorry bout that, I thought it was funny at the time. Won't do it again.
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Old 24.10.2012, 19:37
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Re: Windshield wiper blades stolen. Normal or crazy?

Actually, it was me. Eventually I will have stolen an entire car. Got to start somewhere!
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Cows don't sleep lying down

Otherwise cow tipping would not exist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_tipping
I didn't realise you were supposed to tip cows.

Is 2$ enough?
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Old 24.10.2012, 19:53
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Re: Windshield wiper blades stolen. Normal or crazy?

Someone's done you a favour - and you should be grateful.

If you parked where you shouldn't have been, then some conscientious person took your wiper blades in order prevent a ticket (or passive-aggressive note) - or even worse, advertising flyers - being placed underneath.
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I still remember times when in my poor country, behind the iron courtain, the wipers would be routinely taken off when leaving the car, same as sometimes the screw-on radio antenna. And it wasn't uncommon to find one's car next morning stationed on four bricks, courtesy of the wheels' new owner(s).
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Old 24.10.2012, 21:09
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I still remember times when in my poor country, behind the iron courtain, the wipers would be routinely taken off when leaving the car, same as sometimes the screw-on radio antenna. And it wasn't uncommon to find one's car next morning stationed on four bricks, courtesy of the wheels' new owner(s).
Mind you, this is the cheapest way to change to your winter tyres.
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Based on your answers, the only place that the theft could have occurred is when we parked on the street at a brocante fair last Saturday.
Did you happen to notice any second-hand wipers on sale at the brocante fair?
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