Anything can happen to a reporter who is live at the scene—including being interrupted by an onlooker wanting their five-seconds of fame.
Or in this case, getting showered by an irrigation sprinkler from afar.
Global News New Brunswick's Shelley Steeves—that's Canada, not New Jersey—was reporting from a field to discuss how proper irrigation results in thriving crops and was oblivious of the sprinkler that was making its way toward her from behind.
Consequently, she got a surprise and the internet got a giggle.
Global News posted a brief clip on their Facebook page as a reminder that "reporters should always be aware of their surroundings."
You can watch the 11-second video here.
People on social media were amused by Steeves' hilarious response to the impromptu shower.
This poor reporter was surprised by a giant sprinkler mid-segment! She's totally okay, but it absolutely made us la… https://t.co/N9CQFJ8TzN— KS95 (@KS95) 1599598825.0
This clip from @shelleysteeves has quickly become my favourite way to turn my day around if it’s not going so well. https://t.co/UlF7ndg9hC— Alexander Quon (@Alexander Quon) 1599395883.0
@AlexanderQuon @ShelleySteeves Saw it coming. Was still great.— Richard Allen (Slimword TCG Cards) (@Richard Allen (Slimword TCG Cards)) 1599438588.0
Others wondered why the cameraman didn't give a colleague a heads up.
Not everyone would have reacted the same way...
...although they should note Steeves' coat and the fact this took place in New Brunswick, Canada with cold water.
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When it comes to needing a good chuckle during these trying times, Shelley Steeves has got us covered.