Letter: Both sides should move on in Arlene's Flowers' controversy

May 14, 2013 

I've been following the Arlene's Flowers controversy. This is the way the conversation should have gone. Customer says, "OK, Arlene, you know where you can stick your petunias." Arlene should have countered with, "You should live that long."

Both parties should have then gone their separate ways -- the customer to a different florist and Arlene free again to work in her comfort zone. Neither party chose the higher road. I can't help but think that Jesus wouldn't have hired an attorney.

GILBERT PITKOFF, Kennewick

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