'FedEx is closely monitoring potential effects of the total solar eclipse'

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So FedEx reports, noting, "Events of this nature often cause pickup and delivery delays and disruptions for FedEx customers. FedEx is prepared to provide service to the best of its ability." Sounded very odd to me at first—what, they're afraid a dragon will eat the sun?—but then I realized that they must be referring to the human effects of the total solar eclipse: a flood of eclipse-watchers causing traffic jams. Makes sense now.