One of our professors wanted to see a particular book to which we have electronic access. He wasn't satisfied with the electronic access and asked yesterday that we buy a print copy. (Our school, like most US law schools, is having major financial problems.) Well we pander to our full-time faculty so we ordered it. Today he asks for a status report on our efforts to get the book, "because it's urgent."
I did remind him of the existence of the ebook "since it's urgent." But my preferred response would be to slap him.