VIDEO: Whale Spraying Child Is Best Metaphor Ever for Your Life

updated 01/27/2014 AT 4:00 PM ET

originally published 01/28/2014 AT 7:00 AM ET

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You know what they say: When it rains – or, likewise, when a Beluga whale sprays water at you – it pours.

This little guy learned that the hard way – not once, but twice – when he visited China’s Hangzhou Polar Ocean Park in the country’s Zhejiang province. (Watch the video above.) There, the youngster encountered the overzealous (or, perhaps, delightfully sassy) mammal. It was not very kind.

The real take-away here: Sometimes, life throws things your way, and it’s not always pleasant.