Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Will the last person leaving Seattle please turn out the lights?
According to the author of today's Word of the Day, this message appeared on a billboard decades back to signal a perceived exodus from Seattle after a string of layoffs at Boeing. This seems quite timely, as layoffs are occurring all over the country. Even the tech behemoth Microsoft has recently laid off thousands of employees. I wonder if this expression is becoming more common in the Seattle area as a result.