"After I took office as mayor," Bert May (of the Kentucky League of Cities) once recalled, "an unfortunate incident precipitated some hateful phone calls to my home. One night while I was conducting a city-council meeting, my wife answered the phone. 'Is this the home of Bert May, the mayor?' a woman's voice asked. When my wife explained that I was at a meeting and would return her call if she left a name and number, the caller said, 'That's confidential. This is his girlfriend.' My wife, knowing this was all a ruse, calmly responded, 'Lady, if you don't leave your name and number, he won't know which one to call back.'"