They weren't hiring (or at least, they weren't hiring me), but I wanted so badly to work for him, I tried to make myself as attractive as possible. In my desperation I told him, "I'm a really hard worker."
He just kind of looked at me and said, "Yeah, but isn't that the price of admission?"
Nail in the coffin on that interview.
A couple of lessons from this:
1. If a place isn't interested in you, it's awfully hard to change their minds. And probably the only way to do that is with amazing new work (not just a new print campaign with some banners thrown in).
2. If you work hard, you don't need to tell anyone about it.