"The price is a little higher than I was hoping to pay, Martin," said Bernard bravely, "...is there anything you could do there to bring it down?" he said, trying his best to disguise the tremor in his voice. "Oh now you're asking, Bernard, these cars are selling like hot cakes at the moment, I could sell that one three times over this week." said Martin bullishly. It was a specious argument thought Bernard eying the sales chart on the wall - either sales were non-existent or Martin had simply been too busy to fill in his chart. Bernard pressed on, hearing Rita's voice in his head - why hadn't he brought her with him? he thought. "Even so, Martin, there must be some give in there somewhere..."