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I set the above form to display in Mountain time, my time zone. Because the times just seemed… odd, as displayed in the local zones for each notation. It didn’t help. Now I’m just bemused.

I like how FedEx got my package the 1,744 miles from Rancho Cordova, CA, to Memphis, TN, in one hour, 19 minutes. This, ignoring pickup and dropoff time consumed, means that they moved it at an average speed of 1,324 MPH. Which is about mach 1.7. Good to know they’re using military jets to move my stuff around. I really do feel important.

Even more interesting is how they picked up the package at 5:05 PM, two hours and six minutes before they were even notified there was a package at 7:11 pm. Psychics! Of course, there’s the hint, I mean it did happen at 7:11, right?

It did take them almost three hours to move it from Memphis, TN, to Great Falls, MT; a distance of 1,392 miles and so a slightly more conservative average transit speed of 491 MPH. Still, it’s quick.

I have to give FedEx recognition for their delivery capabilities. Perhaps not quite so much for their tracking, though.