Optimist: The glass is ½ full.
Pessimist: The glass is ½ empty.
Excel: The glass is January 2nd.
Best example for the dysfunctionality of excel: https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/6/21355674/human-genes-rename-microsoft-excel-misreading-dates
Scientist: we can't be certain if the glass actually exists or not but if it does than it's mostly made up of nothing due to the space between molecules.
explaining the joke
In a spreadsheet like excel, something written with a slash, like 1/2 would be reformatted as a date- ie, January 2nd (01/02) or February 1st, depending on date writing conventions where one lives.
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