Maybe you are this client or maybe you've sat in on a meeting where you want to ring the "client's" neck for asking such things.
In the end, the funny thing to do is laugh and realize: hey! people say idiotic things (and you do too so let's be fair).
Clients from Hell is an amazing place to story tell about great work stories/experiences you've had where you ask yourself: "Did that just happen?" It's self-described as: "A collection of anonymously contributed client horror stories from designers." BAM!
Sometimes it's comforting to know you are not alone in dealing with idio -errrrr -