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Quickest Route and Shortest Distance.

May 26, 2012

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.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. tariankhka permalink
    May 27, 2012 3:05 am

    As an individual who has worked in broadcasting for over 40 years, when FEDex first instituted & chartered the company, it’s hub base was Memphis, & has always been since its inception. Why screw around with something that works!!

    • May 31, 2012 2:58 pm

      Of course FedEx has a hub in Memphis.
      The point is that the quickest route is not necessarily the shortest route.

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