Most people have a few such objects around their house or at work.
- My car’s headlight flip-up panels. These things work most of the time, but once in a blue moon, they absolutely will not flip up at all, and then I make a terrifying drive in the dark with people staring at me for not having my flippin’ headlights flipped up. Car Guy has checked it over and of course they work perfectly for him every single time, no matter how often he flips them.
- The automatic sprinkler. My brother and I worked on these bastids for days. Got them new solenoids, new batteries, new actuators, new wires. And still the damn thing resets its time whenever, and then the water comes on way off schedule.
What non-organic beasties are acting up in your domain these days?