Shut the gate is a term that needs to ALWAYS be practiced in life. No matter what you do. Always remember to shut the gate. If you open a gate, shut it behind you. Unless told otherwise. It’s just good practice to shut the gate.
If you are dealing with livestock, then you will quickly learn to shut the gate. If not, then you will find yourselves sorting does & babies at odd hours while using flashlights. Trust me. This is the accelerated version of learning real-life skils.
No matter what you are doing, learn to shut the gate. If you are leaving a really good job, shut the gate so that there aren’t future problems. Always learn to shut the gate, before you rmouth turns into the biggest part of your anatomy.
When in doubt, shut the gate.