Miss Information is annoyed by a conversationSometimes Miss Information presses the "repeat" button on her car's CD player. Sometimes she forgets to unpress the button. Eventually she clues in that the song has been going on for a very very long time.
Today a customer approached the reference desk. He wanted a specific book. It was a reference book. Miss Information explained to him that he could only use the book in the library, but that she would put him on the waiting list for a circulating copy which would arrive in a couple of weeks. Every day she has this exact conversation about 20 times. Today she had this same conversation 20 times with the same customer.
Every time the conversation reached its logical conclusion, the man would ask the exact same question again. Miss Information would repeat exactly what she had said 15 seconds earlier. She changed her inflection. She used synonyms. Nothing worked. She was practically reduced to tears. This is what hell is like. Having to have the same conversation over and over and over for all eternity.
Is it possible that the repeat button in the man's brain had been pressed? If so, is located somewhere Miss Information can get to it? She's willing to use force if necessary.