Client complains about the load times of the page.
He said he would have his own "technical specialist" take a look at it (alluding he considered us too incompetent to optimize it further).
The tech guy came up with a lot of "helpful" ideas like:
"Use one large JPG instead of many small GIFs for the navigation header. One big file loads faster than many small files."
Sure. He conveniently forgot about the rollovers. And the fact that JPG isn't color-correct (at least at the compression rate he envisioned). And that one big file does *not* load faster than many small ones. And that it would mean we'd have to do individual JPGs for each single page (or at least each of the 80+ sections of the site).
BTW this was the "expert" who decided not to use our templates as real *templates* for dynamic page generation but had his developers build 200+ static pages.
He was nearly fired when he told his boss that a really (;-)) simple layout change would take his team at least 2 weeks.