When you are asked to locate something uncatalogued from the archives, and you know entering the uncatalogued area will involve getting covered in dust, and even using a torch.
You are given a brief description, but it could be one of a few things of a similar make and design, so have to use a bit of common sense and guesswork.
You emerge sometime later, dusty, breathless and with the feeling that you've managed to leave a mess that will anooy the next person to use the uncatalogued section.
It turns out you found the right thing!
And the requester then asks, in all seriousness, why it took you so long.
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