Here’s a tip for when you want to drink out of a waterfountain, an outdoor waterfountain, that is.
Don’t stand to where you are looking straight at the fountain’s spout. That is the path the water will take. Another clue is to look down to see if there is a muddy spot. Don’t stand there, as that is where the water will land, unless you are standing there and then the water will land on you.
This isn’t a problem with indoor water fountains because normally they are situated such that you can only approach them from 90 degrees. This prevents you from standing in the path of the water.
you I only learn the hard way. As if there is any other way.
Bonus tip: Always have a towel in your car, for when you learn these things the hard way.