“Some people see things that are and ask, ‘Why?’ Some people dream of things that never were and ask, ‘Why not?’ Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that.” See, George Carlin could totally be talking like an engineer looking at a problem other people might not even know needs solving.
When you are neck-deep in title blocks that need to be updated, or you are still tinkering to get that data you imported from your Excel spreadsheet into your design file looking good, a sense of humor is vital.
Looking at these huge repetitive tasks might be easier if you can step back and take a Mitch Hedberg viewpoint. “Rice is great if you’re really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.” He could be talking about that huge set of files you are working on: “Fixing title blocks is great if you like doing two thousand of them.” If you can laugh at it, it’s not going to feel so bad.
But maybe you aren’t in a joking mood, and it sure can start getting tiresome when you have to tell the same joke over and over. You get to a point where the joke about the repetitive tasks makes the muscles you use to smile unresponsive.