Here is the continuation of the tracking information from last time, and again it's in reverse chronological order:
London, United Kingdom 01/20/2011 10:53 A.M. DeliveredIt seems that the books went to another customer of the sender. A little bit of detective work on my part leads me to think that the package may have gone to the LSE!
01/20/2011 6:44 A.M. Out For Delivery
01/20/2011 6:42 A.M. Arrival Scan
Stansted, United Kingdom 01/20/2011 5:30 A.M. Departure Scan
01/20/2011 3:37 A.M. Arrival Scan
Koeln, Germany 01/20/2011 3:26 A.M. Departure Scan
Koeln, Germany 01/19/2011 5:58 A.M. Adverse weather conditions.
Anyway, the books were resent and here is the next lot of tracking information:
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 26/01/2011 14:26 DeliveredAnd here they are on my desk:
26/01/2011 9:33 Out for Delivery
26/01/2011 8:00 Arrival Scan
26/01/2011 7:40 Departure Scan
26/01/2011 6:31 Arrival Scan
Castle Donnington, United Kingdom 26/01/2011 5:33 Departure Scan
26/01/2011 2:09 Import Scan
Stansted, United Kingdom 24/01/2011 23:10 Departure Scan
Castle Donnington, United Kingdom 24/01/2011 23:08 Arrival Scan
Stansted, United Kingdom 24/01/2011 21:35 Departure Scan
Castle Donnington, United Kingdom 24/01/2011 21:24 Released by clearing agency Now in-transit for delivery
Stansted, United Kingdom 24/01/2011 20:29 Arrival Scan
Philadelphia, PA, United States 24/01/2011 8:23 Departure Scan
Philadelphia, PA, United States 22/01/2011 11:52 Arrival Scan
Philadelphia, PA, United States 21/01/2011 18:35 Arrival Scan
Louisville, KY, United States 21/01/2011 16:54 Departure Scan
21/01/2011 9:19 Arrival Scan
Nashville, TN, United States 21/01/2011 4:23 Departure Scan
21/01/2011 2:29 Arrival Scan
Atlanta, GA, United States 20/01/2011 23:13 Departure Scan
20/01/2011 21:38 Origin Scan
20/01/2011 16:28 Collection Scan
United States 20/01/2011 16:48 Order Processed: Ready for UPS
I have to admit that it's pretty impressive that packages can be sent across the world in such short times. Government post offices certainly couldn't have come up with such systems. But leaving Stansted at 2310 having arrived at the East Midlands airport only two minutes' earlier is a wee bit unlikely, is it not?
It seems that the actual scan times have very little connection with what's displayed on the system. But is that all bad news? Not necessarily. Just how efficient would the authorities be at monitoring our every movement, should they so desire?
Hey, bro, is that Dave Cameron?
Well yes, good afternoon Mr President.
Bro, are you monitoring that guy we mentioned?
Certainly. He's now in a cafe in Deansgate, Manchester, and he's eating a bacon roll. How impressive is that?
Pretty good, bro. And where was he before that?
Five minutes' earlier he was in a bus going along the seafront at Plymouth.
Ain't that where all those religious immigrants came from?
No Mr President, they tend to come from Somalia.
Bro, I think we're getting divided by a common language here. Where was the dude before he was in Plymouth?
Fifteen minutes' earlier he was in a bar on the south side of Dublin having some Guinness with a couple of guys in expensive suits.
Hey Dave, Dublin you say? He was probably meeting his bankers! And Bro, I guess all these places must be quite close together, the way he keeps moving around in such a short time?
I suppose so Mr President, but my geography's not too good once one gets out of Notting Hill...