As the story goes: when the phone lines were originally installed in the Crawfish Capital in the 1930s, there were only around 150 lines. The town’s phone operator knew everyone in the town so getting ahold of a friend was never a problem. But when the phone company switched to a dial system and phone directory, the citizens realized that nobody actually knew each others real names. To compound the problem, many residents shared similar first and last names.
This is Ali’s home town. Louisiana is a weird place.