I came across a practice question online. Can anyone help explain why the correct answer is mich, and not mir?
The underlying verb is bringen. Now there are -among others- two version of this verb
(1) jemandem(Dat.) etwas(Akk.) bringen
(2) jemanden(Akk.) irgendwohin bringen
(1) is the exchange/transport of goods, e.g.
Ich bringe dir ein Glas Wasser
However, in the above phrase, we find auf die Palme which is a specification of irgendwohin . Thus it is form (2) and you need the Akkusativ form of the personal pronoun. It literally means to bring (take) someone on top of a palm tree. Not to be confused with to bring someone a palm tree. In the case that would be
Neugierige Kollegen bringen mir eine Palme.