Teacher: I’ve been trying for the last 15 minutes to get Microsoft Access to accept a date and it won’t do it.
IT Guy: What is the error message?
Teacher: It says “Invalid Date”
IT Guy: Are you using a valid date?
Teacher: Of course, I checked it 10 times to be sure. I am typing the exact date I was given by the student. There must be something wrong with the program.
IT Guy: Ok, I’ll come look
Walks down to teacher lounge….
IT Guy: I think the problem is that you made up a date that doesn’t exist. February 31st is not a real date. It never has or for that matter ever will be.
Teacher: Oh! I was just making up dates.
IT Guy: Yes you were. I thought you were inputting the exact date from a sheet?
Teacher: No, I just made it up.
IT Guy: yeah…….good job with that.