Life Lessons from a Zookeeper: Lesson #1

“Don’t Fight the Hose”

Every keeper knows that a hose can be a giant pain in the rear. It gets tangled, it gets kinked, it gets caught under doorways or splits wide open at exactly the wrong time. But every keeper also knows not to fight it. When a hose stops working you go back, find the problem, have a little patience and fix it.

Life can be like a tangled up hose. There are twists, kinks and complications all of the time. Just don’t fight it. Have a little patience, and sort it out. Take it from any keeper, trying to force a solution only makes things worse.

Every keeper knows, there is no winner in a battle with a hose.