In my previous life (exactly 14.7 years ago), I was “PowerPoint Extraordinaire.” I could pump out slides with charts, transitions and animations in no time flat. So when my employment agent called to say there was a fabulous position open for me with tons of PPT presentation work, I jumped at the chance.
But there was a catch. I had to be proficient in PowerPoint 10. I would have to know it backwards, forwards, inside and out. I would have to eat and drink it. And I would have exactly 62 hours in which to do so, if I didn’t include sleeping.
“No problem,” I said to him, “I got this.” So, I proceed to my computer where I download a free version and get to working. Luckily for me, I was able to score a cheat sheet for the test that I have to take. A timed test.
So the first round? Well, it only took me two hours to do slide number 1. Slide number 2 & 3…I skipped. I kinda was able to do number 4. And 5, 6, 7? Forget it. So I took a break and poured myself a glass of wine.
The second round? Yeah, that was spent watching 2 episodes of House Hunters with DH and another glass of wine. Because drinking wine is much easier than trying to make a pie chart. And the test? It turns out you only get a half an hour. They are looking for Flash Gordon. I think they called the wrong number.