My daughter Marina worked in my law office while she attended graduate school. One morning a call came in for her. I said she wasn't in yet and offered to take a message.  The caller said she'd phone back later.

At 11:00 a.m., the caller tried again, and I reported that Marina had gone to lunch.

The last call came at 3:30 p.m.  "I'm sorry," I said, "she's left for the day. May I take a message?"

"Yes," the caller replied.  "How can I get a job with you?"