“We’re getting on 15-501 now.” Harold says. He likes to point out landmarks to help me find my way around, which is very sweet. He also likes to ask me if I recognize where we are, but doesn’t seem to appreciate either North Carolina or on a highway even though they are factually accurate answers.
“Weren’t we already on 15-501?” I ask.
“Oh, that was the 15-501 business highway. This is the 15-501 express highway now.”
“Look, Harold, I was trying to overlook how odd it is to have one highway with two names. But having two highways with the same name seems needlessly awkward. And two highways with the same name that’s ACTUALLY TWO NAMES is just ridiculous.”