A paper you’re editing has a not-very-useful citation for ‘the internet is faster than snail mail’. Do you:
(1) say ‘really? we need to have a citation for that at all?’ and delete the cite, because, really, ‘the internet is faster than snail mail’ needs citation only slightly more than ‘humans breath air’.
(2) spend hours (well, maybe 30 minutes) trying to find a better cite.
(3) spend hours (well, maybe 30 minutes) trying to find a better cite- while option #1 never even crosses your mind.
If you answer ‘2’, you May Be A Journal Editor. If you answer ‘3’, you are definitely a journal editor. Damn this has messed with my mind..