I told him where he should go.
Where it would be quiet.
He didn't like my suggestions.
I told him unfortunately (for him), when you set up camp right next to a reference desk, you'll hear questions, answers, general conversation, phones ringing, AND YES....paper chopping.
So he packed up his Samsonite wheelie luggage and huffed off towards the end of the room.
And now I'm going to chop some more.
And my student shelving books down by the end of the room.
So much work to do. So little time.