Someone once asked Dorothy Parker to use the word ‘horticulture’ in a sentence. She immediately quipped, “You can lead a whore to culture, but you can’t make her think.”
Sometimes clients are like that.
Without going into potentially job threatening territory let me just say that people who work for large, bureaucratic agencies must LIKE cubicles, boxes, and rules! They prefer to run in place: hamsters whose wheels give them a sense of safety. “Ah, another day, another 50 mile trot. Excellent!”