Rain. In our everyday mundane lives, it is a nuisance. It usually happens the day after we wash our cars. It ruins our hair and our favorite pair of shoes. It makes things muddy and mucky. And in Los Angeles, people pray for it but can't drive in it.
I attended The Ohio State University. One of the first things you learn in orientation is that it rains a lot. So much that they recommend your first purchases for school should be a raincoat and duck shoes. It was my baptism into "preppy" which I enthusiastically attempted, embraced and in hindsight wholly failed and regret.