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Okay, dork story for the week--this is a bad one.

I'm working on some one-low-price libraries, big "bookroom" packages of 960 books. We did the same promotions last year, and I was asked for sales figures from the last one. I use a cludgy program to dredge up sales information--it exports to a text file, and I tend to name the text file "blah New Review Reader 3-04" or "more NRR ttles" or "even more nrr stuff" or whatever.

This was the sixth time I'd built a variation on this same report, and was getting a bit frustrated. So I exported the text file as "bookrooms dammit", and renamed it "bookroom report (sales by rep) 9-9-04." However, it didn't rename the Excel Spreadsheet data tab, so at the bottom of the sheet that got sent out to the vice president of marketing and marketing communications and who knows who else, "bookrooms dammit."

I'm sure I turned beet red, I couldn't stop laughing. I'm so frazzled right now!


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Sep. 13th, 2004 11:35 am (UTC)
Oh dear. :) I'm sure your audience has a similarly frustrating experience with Excel and will understand.

That is worthy of beet red though. :) *fans you*
Sep. 13th, 2004 02:51 pm (UTC)
*delighted squeal*
Cute Red 'Yena! :) :)
Sep. 13th, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
Sep. 14th, 2004 04:48 am (UTC)
Just explain that "bookrooms dammit" was your personal pneumonic shorthand for

DAta on Merchandise Movement Information Table.
Sep. 14th, 2004 04:49 am (UTC)
Hell, if you do that, you might get the intire company using the shorthand D-MMIT.
Sep. 14th, 2004 02:23 pm (UTC)
Clearly you have workied in the corporate wrld for far tooooooo long.
Sep. 14th, 2004 01:35 pm (UTC)


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