Friday, September 01, 2006

Love those tracking numbers

According to the FedEx website and my trusty tracking number, my order was deliverd to TIFF at 10:30 a.m. Not sure if that's CST or EST, either way it's on time. Whew.. that part of the agonizing is over.

Now it's lottery time. I've read that box #22 out of 40 was chosen in the lottery. Therefore those people in box #21 are hating life, b/c their order will be filled in last. Last year there were 48 boxes.

At first I was pretty excited to hear that #22 was the number. I figured that since mine didn't arrive until late Friday morning, surely mine would be in a box late 20s or early 30s. Not so fast Mr. Optimistic. I've also read that someone who turned in their order at 9:15 a.m. was in box #17. A later festivalgoer turned his in at 11:30 a.m. and was in box #29. Soooooo, there's still an outside chance that I could be in that ever popular box #21.

I'll know by Sunday what I've got. I'm not worried. Regardless of where in the lottery I am, I am at least IN the lottery. Most of my choices were in auditoriums with high seat counts which should help as well. I hope everyone that had their packages delayed were able to still get them out on time.

Since my package was delayed in customs at Memphis, I was PRAYING that the return trip did not go back to Memphis, especially with the storms hitting that area. It didn't, it went to Indianapolis.

Again here's hoping that fate takes us all into consideration and gives everyone their 1st choices.


Maddie said...

I also shipped my order forms from Dallas. At noon (Eastern time), the FedEx website still listed the order forms as being on the truck but not yet delivered. A call to FedEx confirmed that they were running about two hours late. However, within the next hour the tracking website updated saying the order was delivered at 10:30 on the dot. I have the feeling that somewhere along the line the time was fudged so that FedEx could claim they met their 10:30 delivery claim.

In any case, it looks like box #22 was reached somewhere in the 10:20-10:30 timeframe (just using a linear estimate), so a later delivery time is better than earlier (and much better than no delivery at all!)

Ali said...

I'm kicking myself for not arriving even half an hour later than I did. I reached the box office at around 10, and was included in box 20. I'll be lucky if I get even a few of my first choices.

Toronto Film Festival 2005 said...

I dropped off at 9:20am on the day... and ended up with Box #17. Got my e-mail... and only missed out on a couple of films... so it wasn't all bad.

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