So said Texas A&M economist Jonathan Meer in a private message that he has allowed me to share.

Here’s the story that prompted it. It’s short and so I’ll quote only briefly:

So to recap: At 10am on Friday, the windshield on this Tacoma was destroyed. An hour later, a replacement was located, which was then shipped across three states and 750 miles to Salt Lake City, where it was received and installed by 11am Saturday morning. A remarkable 25-hour turnaround.

And here’s Jonathan’s own story that he added to the above:

In 2007, I had a guy on eBay send me a new charger for my laptop to an RV site in Australia in about 24 hours. I love the 21st century.