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Subject: Book Passport Miles?
Date Posted: 11/24/2007 6:55 PM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2007
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Has anyone else noticed that the system seems to have trouble calculating the miles between places on the book passports?  I have one I just mailed from here, Cheyenne, WY, to someone in California, and it says it went over 6000 miles.  I am not the greatest at geography, but, I'm positive it is not 6000 miles from here to California! :)

Date Posted: 11/24/2007 7:32 PM ET
Member Since: 11/6/2005
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LOL - I mailed one to someone in the same town I live in (we could have met at the train tracks) and it said the book traveled 16 miles. 

Date Posted: 11/24/2007 7:57 PM ET
Member Since: 10/11/2007
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When it comes to the mail, "The shortest distance between two points is a straight line" is not the rule!

Date Posted: 11/24/2007 10:14 PM ET
Member Since: 11/6/2005
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Margie - Your little "bug" gave me quite a start yesterday when I saw it in another post...couldn't figure out how to kill it or get it off my monitor..now it just makes me laugh.

Date Posted: 11/25/2007 10:51 AM ET
Member Since: 5/11/2006
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I had one that traveled across town and it was 6000 miles.  I guess it went the long way around, lol!   But knowing how the mail sometimes works...

Date Posted: 11/25/2007 11:25 AM ET
Member Since: 11/16/2007
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Maybe it took a side trip to the moon, then came back! :)