by way of Tennessee!
My name is Steve and I am a package-tracker…
Whenever I’m expecting something from FedEx or UPS I track it incessantly! (It’s a disease) I am transfixed by the technology and I must have (at least) twice hourly updates on the parcel’s progress.
So when a package was dispatched from New Hampshire yesterday afternoon, a dedicated browser window was immediately established to track the package several times an hour as it made its way through Massachusetts to my home.
Imagine my surprise this morning when I saw the circuitous route my little parcel of love took to reach its ultimate destination:
|7:03 AM||At dest sort facility||EAST GRANBY, CT|
|3:56 AM||Departed FedEx location||MEMPHIS, TN|
|11:25 PM||Arrived at FedEx location||MEMPHIS, TN|
|8:19 PM||Left origin||LONDONDERRY, NH|
Had this been the USPS at work — rather than FedEx — this post would have been dedicated to bashing government inefficiency. But if a private company chooses to route a package going from New Hampshire to Connecticut through Tennessee then so be it. It must make sense…
By the way, for package-tracker wannabes FedEx is, hands down, the best in terms of frequent updates. Not surprisingly, the worst system, in that regard, is the United States Post Office.
There, I was able to work in a government slam after all!
(p.s. Yankees Suck)