Last Thursday it was raining on the way home from work and when I turned on the windshield wipers the passenger side blade made a really rude noise as it swiped an arc across the glass. At first it happened intermittently and then turned into every time it moved. Because it was still daylight I rode the rest of the way home only using the single swipe function a couple of times.
OK, it is time to buy some new blades. I looked online at Advanced Auto first because they are right down the street a mile and I can get there and back in a loop that consists of nothing but right turns. I picked out a pair of 18″ Rain-X Weatherbeater blades for $14 each. They are old school styled and look more at home on the Miata than the more modern beam or the stealth types.
For the heck of it I checked on Amazon for the same blades. They had them for nearly half that cost at $7.50 and I wouldn’t even have to go out to get them. Because the rain was going to quit, I wouldn’t need them for a couple days, I put them in my cart. I didn’t order them though because they would have arrived on Saturday and we were going to be in Hilton Head. I told myself I’d order them on Sunday so they would arrive on Tuesday.
Because we went away for the weekend in the Mini I didn’t think about Miata wiper blades until yesterday morning when it started to sprinkle on the drive to work. Doh! This is another reason Amazon is helpful, the wiper blades were still sitting in my cart and all it took was basically one click to buy them. If my only option to buy windshield wipers was going to a physical store to get them, I would have forgotten again, because by after work it had quit raining.