The Only Way to Win Is not to Play
I am reminded of the movie “War Games’ in which the supercomputer was crashed by being instructed to play Tic Tac Toe against itself. At the end it said, “A strange game. The only way to win is not to play.”
The same goes for the sleazy, used car dealer tactics Tom has been experiencing. Don't play. Because the next round of deals will be on the table come Monday.