What's an easy-to-understand error message for situations where the error is a system error (out of the control of the user and cannot be fixed by the user)?
Here's a few that I came up with, but it's hard to tell what works well:
A system error has occurred and the action you have requested could not be completed. (too vague, does not let the user know they cannot fix it).
There was a problem (action) your (object) and it is beyond your control. (makes the user feel helpless).
Any suggestions as to the best way to word such a message?