(Because sometimes you need a little water)
Strategy #1: Distance.
Don't stand right next to the nozzle. Head back a ways, walking outside the flow of the water, and drink from the end, where the water falls closer to the ground.
Strategy #2: Use a receptacle.
Don't put your face directly in the path of the water. Use a bucket or other receptacle to collect water, then drink from the receptacle. Or, better yet, dip your glass into the receptacle for a properly portioned libation.
Strategy #3: Turn it on, turn it off.
Let water collect—on the ground, or in a receptacle, then turn the water off, and then come in for a drink.
This has been, "How To Drink From a Fire Hose."
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