Tuesday, May 22, 2007

My carbon footprint expands massively

UPS: Tracking Information

So, I'm waiting on a parcel from the US - a Goldtouch keyboard, which was a birthday present from my Mum. Incidentally, they're amazing things if you have RSI, I recommend them thoroughly.

Anyway, I thought I'd have a look see to find out where it was; it's been several days, and it was moving on from Newark last time I looked.

Well - it came in to Stanstead, then was *flown to the East Midlands and back to Heathrow*.

Wow. I mean, that's like the next town if you're in the middle of the US. But on this side of the pond...

Look, here's a cunning line on a map to show you quite how bonkers that was. It makes the cheerful assumption that the package will get to my house from Feltham, by the way, and not be rerouted via Edinburgh, frinstance.


Anonymous said...

Hello there,

Inaugural comment on your blog, just to show I'm reading....

Could I ask how one might obtain such a keyboard by mail order? This is not just so I can see how difficult it is to get one to Peshawar. (Maybe they will send it from Islamabad to Dubai to Kabul and then back over the Khyber Pass?) But also because my friend here needs one...

Ta love, Cathy xxx

kim said...


I ordered one from a company in the US called 'The Human Solution'


Extremely good service. They aren't cheap keyboards, though, but those guys seemed to offer the best deal.

Anonymous said...

Splendid - ta very much.