Note to self: The firearms axioms hold true in other aspects of life...
Courtesy of Xavier from Xavier Thoughts (but originally from Jeff Cooper, I believe):
The Four Rules (of firearms handling)
1. All firearms are always loaded
2. Never let the muzzle of a firearm point at anything you are not willing to destroy
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot
4. Be sure of your target and what is behind it
Damn fine rules.
Rules to live by; literally.
Now, let us apply this to my new Delta kitchen faucet with the "convenient" (read dangerous!) pull-out nozzle.
1. The faucet always has water pressure behind it.
2. Never let the nozzle point at anything you are not willing to drench.
3. Keep your fingers of the handle until you are ready to spray.
4. Be sure of your of your target, and what is behind it (and underneath it and around it, including yourself).
Only my shirt, pants, one shoe, the counter, and the floor got wet.
I hate accidental and/or negligent discharges; even if it's water.
A soggy lesson to be sure.
But one taken to heart...