I live in the general area around Nashville, Tennessee. I ordered a package from somewhere in California a few years back. It went to Boston, where it had a two day layover, then to Memphis for a two day vacation, and then to Nashville, where it bounced around different facilities for nearly a week! Finally, somebody in the Music City decided to send it 80 miles south to Lawrenceburg, where they brought it to me the next day!
Recently, I haven't had that much trouble, but sometimes they do still bounce around. Some east coast stuff goes right past Nashville to Memphis, only to turn around and go back 200 miles to Nashville!! HAHAHAHA