Mr. Twister

Персы пришли и взяли

У одного человека собака пописала на газон. Из дома вышел хозяин газона, бывалый ветеран. Состоялся обмен мнениями. Хозяин газона выхватил пистолет.
— Ну, чего размахался своим пистолетом, — сказал хозяин собаки, — ты еще стрелять тут начни, -- сообщает Чикаго Трибьюн.
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Fair enough; it was someone else that said it.

I don't think he's an idiot for saying that. People tend to say stupid things in a heated argument (I know I'm guilty of saying stupid things, and I'm not at all aggressive) - that doesn't make them idiots. The only villain here is the guy who shot someone over a dog peeing on the lawn.
I'm not sure that 'stupid' is less pejorative than 'idiot', but if it makes you happy, I'll stand corrected: people who talk back like that to old farts with guns are either stupid, suicidal or bulletproof. This one was not bulletproof, apparently.
People tend to say stupid things in a heated argument (I know I'm guilty of saying stupid things, and I'm not at all aggressive) - that doesn't make them idiots

actually, it does