Have you been lying on your résumé, and you have to Google how to make a pivot table? Or is that even a proficiency? Maybe you should go to Starbucks (when it isn’t busy), and think about that.
If you mess up your Excel chart, does that mean you’ve lost the plot? If that joke gave you a migraine, I’m sorry – it was not Our Greatest Work.
After setting up my new laptop, I’ll have to agree with the tweet about stupid default settings. And if the answer is always a pivot table, does that mean they’re funny looking? Enjoy the tweets – I’m going back to my desk to test a formula.
Is your youth fading, and if so, is Excel to blame? Anyway, don’t yell at the paper clip, and leave the pivot table out of it. I’m sure that bloke from 2003 would agree!
Which is worse – “generously formatted” Excel workbooks, or files with “merged and centered” cells? Maybe you can work on that problem if you get bored this summer. Or, just turn everything into a pivot table!
And….we’re back! Finally, all the widgets, gadgets, scripts, feeds, worksheets, connections, and other necessary bits and pieces are working correctly again. For now!
If your boss is annoying you with Excel questions, maybe a Pivot Table will make you feel better. Or, run a mile before work, then spend the rest of the day hiding in your new Excel Batcave.
2016-Mar-24: Twitter has changed its feed (again), so I can’t efficiently collect new tweets for the weekly post. The feed used to show the user name and tweet — now it just shows the user name. Sigh. If the feed ever becomes usable again, or if I find a new way to collect tweets, I”ll start posting here again.
If you’re drowning in Excel data, do you think that a game of Battleship would help? If not, Excel might force you to take a break, and watch some Winnie the Pooh.
If (when) Excel punishes you by crashing, try to remember that things could be worse. At least you don’t have to fight saber-toothed tigers every day.