According to the Seattle Times, that “Iconic “will the last person” Seattle billboard bubbles up again“.
It’s been 38 years since Bob McDonald and Jim Youngren put up the iconic billboard reading “Will the last person leaving Seattle — Turn out the lights,” and its slogan has been used worldwide any time there is an economic downturn.
Seattle does have its problems again, but California? That a whole ‘nuther level of problems. Cross the equally iconic “Caution – Illegal Crossing” with “Caution – Residents Fleeing” like Michael Ramirez has, and you begin to understand why U-Haul will practically pay you to take a trailer into California. From The Mercury News,
Moving from San Jose to Las Vegas, Nevada? You’ll shell out $945 to rent a 10-foot U-Haul truck, and $1,990 to rent a 26-foot truck, for up to four days, according to the U-Haul website. But make the move in the other direction, and you’ll pay $119 for a 10-foot truck and $132 for a 26-foot truck.
Moving from Phoenix, Arizona to San Jose is the same — $119 for the smallest truck, and $132 for the largest. But a trip from San Jose to Phoenix costs $618 and $1,301.