Quickest Route and Shortest Distance.
I found a 1st generation iPod nano a few days ago. I contacted Apple to have it replaced. The next day I received a padded envelope with packing and shipping instruction. I handed the package to FedEx shortly after.
Today I saw the tracking information on the package. It was picked up in Costa Mesa, California then shipped to Memphis, Tennessee. The final destination is Elk Grove, California.
The distance from Costa Mesa, California to Memphis, Tennessee is about 1,700 miles by car. The distance from Costa Mesa, California to Elk Grove, California is about 415 miles by car. Go figure.