Useless calendar sorting and filtering

When I see a way to sort and filter data using a calendar date picker, I expect to be able to pick a date range.

On first glance, this was interesting and kind of kitschy  and cute:

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It then became straight-up infuriating when I realized that there was no way for me to put in a date range. That’s right. I could not actually use the calendar option to sort or filter out a list of data results by date range.

UGH. Why does this option even exist if the industry-expected action does not work? Why did they bother to put in the extra work for things like ‘Thanksgiving to Christmas’ or ‘4 score and 7 years ago’ when they could’ve instead just built a way for me to put my own start and end date?