Yes, we are friendly to visiting tourists spending money in our community. But how friendly are we to a local business trying to make a living at a toy store?
If the only problem in Walla Walla is an octopus mural, we are truly a blessed community with no crime, no sickness, no hunger, no unemployed and no homeless. We live in a troubled world, so why can't we enjoy a little frivolity?
I think a ballot should be sent to local schools for the students to vote whether the octopus goes or stays. I'll guess the consensus will be the mural stays.
If everyone had to pay a fine for every little infraction, we might get enough money to build that swimming facility. Tsk tsk.