Is asking someone to turn their headphone music down a bad idea?
May 20, 2012 9:42 AM Subscribe
You're on a crowded bus, street car or subway. Someone has on headphones with the music so loud that you, and everyone in a 7-foot radius can hear it. Do you politely ask that person to turn their music down?
posted by althanis to Human Relations (53 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The other morning a fellow tenant and I squeezed ourselves onto a crowded streetcar, and I'm standing next to him and I can clearly hear the music that's blaring through his headphones. So can about 8 people standing next to him.
I wouldn't say I nearly did it, but I did consider just tapping him on the shoulder and asking him politely if he would mind turning it down a little because it's quite loud.
Is this a terrible idea? Would the answer change if he wasn't a fellow tenant (lives above my flat)?
I tried to be very unbiased about the description of the situation, but I'll let my feelings show now: I really hate people that do this sort of thing. I think they're rude and selfish.