It's February 28, and this pilot fish gets a support call about a scheduling program.

"The user explains that she is attempting to print a schedule for tomorrow, 2/29, but it keeps returning an error stating that there is a problem with the date field.

"I think about it for a second, and verify with her that nothing is out of her normal routine.

"And then it hits me: it's February, it's certainly not a leap year..."

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