So, we recently found out that this band has been aggressively marketing themselves to a client of ours. Nevermind that he's a repeat customer and that we've confirmed the gig. These guys just won't take no. Their latest pitch upon being told that we had the gig: "book the band through us and we'll have Dm lead it." As the client said: "I don't know why he thought that option would appeal to you or would be better for me." The bandleader made the same offer to us personally, and it was hard to keep a straight face while turning it down.
In a related story involving the same band, friends of ours were looking to hire the Moshav Band for their wedding. When this leader contacted them, they told him this. He then tried to convince them to book his band because they "could also play Moshav Band style."
One more. Many years ago, this band was trying to book a Purim gig that we were ultimately hired for. They hadn't been contacted by the bochurim running the event, as we were, but were trying a hard sell. This included offering to let us play part of the time. After losing the job to us, they tried to argue that we should at least put their sign up on the bandstand because "they'd worked so hard on this job."
What's the lamest sales pitch you've heard?