***Update: I failed to mention that package was being shipped to a friend's house in Pratt. So, just so that you can get the full picture the package left Wichita this morning, was transported to Hutchinson where is was scanned in and then taken back down to Pratt. Makes total sense. I must get a job with FedEx. I, too, try to do things in the most complicated manner possible.***
Perhaps the reason it costs so much to ship anything is because of the following scenario:
Person decides to purchase a night-light on amazon.com. That person places order on Sunday (despite exorbinant price to ship) and proceeds to check the status of shipping on that package on Tuesday. Purchaser clicks on "track packages". Most of the purchaser's blog followers are aware of the location purchaser lives. Night-light turtle was bought from a company in Missouri. Tracking of package shows the item left Missouri on Monday morning and arrived in Memphis, TN on Monday night. Item then leaves Memphis and arrives Tuesday night in Wichita, KS.
I'm just sayin'.