I explained my purpose, something about tragic heroes and papers and secondary sources. The librarian took me over to the research terminal, sat down, and then turned and said, "I have one question. When is this paper due?"
"Later this week," I mumbled vaguely, shy of admitting that I'd started working on a paper all of 4 days before it was due. (Friday, and I started yesterday.)
"Oh good," she said, explaining how dreadful it is when students come the night before the paper is due and she can't find anything for them.
One of these days I'm going to figure out that not everybody likes to start papers a week before they're due.