If you are making a line chart, everyone expects time axis to move from left to right. Yes the vice president doesn't have the time to go through the amazing labeling you've done.
Either we can spend most of our meeting time discussing why you have put your graph your way or we can get to your recommendation and implement it. We, unfortunately can't do both.
P.S: Just realized I've spent 5 years as an anlayst and that is good enough to dole out advice for the mortals...