I just thought this was funny in a sad sort of way. I live in Ontario, and I had two items shipped to me the same day (last Monday). One was from California, and the other from Vancouver. Both were just basic shipping - just by ground or whatever. I got the California shipment today. Bear in mind this had to clear customs and the like. The one from Vancouver says it will be here by Friday (and I'm sure that is optimistic). So, 1 week from California, 2 weeks within Canada. Canada Post had to have taken over the California shipment at some point, but it just boggles the mind how a shipment within my own country can take a week longer?? And even more sad is that the Vancouver package is now in Montreal - which is 2 hours east of here so that adds 4 hours to the delivery time. They drove the shipment 2 hours past the city I live in - which just happens to be the nation's capital - and the head office for Canada Post which I'm asssuming has one of the largest distribution centres in the country. Why would they do that?? I'm sure this must make sense to someone, somewhere.