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      09-03-2020, 05:57 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by M_Six View Post
My sister in FL once shipped me a hard drive via USPS to rescue some data. She screwed up the first digit of my zip code, but otherwise had the address right, including a clearly written town and state. Nonetheless, it roamed around the country for two weeks and was twice in a post office an hour north of us, both times getting shipped back out to the mis-typed zip code. I attributed it to some machine reading the zip and routing it accordingly. Finally someone actually looked at the city and state and delivered it to our house.
I'd call that luck. Zip code is what gets it close. Some poor schlub sits there reading zip codes and pounding on a keypad. My guess would be that someone recognized the package the third time through and thought, WTF.