At 8:42 AM on May 14th, 2013 — about an hour after my previous attempt — I called Mathis & Murphy to try to get in touch with Kelly Mathis.
Candace answered the phone and I said, “Hi, Candace. It’s David Gagne again.”
Candace said, “Kelly has just gone to lunch. I’m sorry.”
I said, “Ah. Oh,” and she said, “You’re in California, aren’t you?”
“Yes,” I replied.
She asked, “Do you want his voice mail?”
After a long pause I said, “I guess so. I’ll leave him a message and then call back in an hour.”
Candace said, “Ok. Hold on,” and I was connected to Kelly’s voice mail.
I said who I am, spelled my last name, recited my phone number twice, and said, “Please return my call.”