One way to strike fear into the heart of this librarian is to ask me to interpret the APA style manual (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association). Can even the APA interpret this?? I am convinced that the manual is intentionally complex so as to require users to need counseling. I'm an MLA style guide kinda gal.
I also get FANTASTIC questions like:
Can you research this topic and give me the 10 most relevant scholarly articles? (Yes, I've actually been asked to do this by a student. Guess what the answer was???)
I'm looking for a book that ... like ... explains words? (Oh, you mean a dictionary? Last time I looked, the school had the word "university" in its name.)
There are these articles, that the library doesn't have, that I need by tomorrow? (Yes, it is quite appropriate to turn that statement into an interrogative because, no, we can't get it for you by tomorrow.)
I love my job. It's like being part of a comedy troupe some days.