ugh. I know. Anytime someone says, “It’s easy”, I’ve learned to say, “Then you should be able to do it, right?”
and then force them to get the truth out about it. If they say “They don’t have time”, then neither do you. But if they change from “it’s simple” into, “I really need your help – you’re my secret weapon – I couldn’t do it without you”, well, at least THEN you’re getting some kudos. It may be vapors but it’s something to motivate at least.