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Old 02-02-2013, 06:24 AM   #21
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I can't believe anyone would think he has a right to brazenly blast his music, knowing it is disturbing, and offending, others.

Sorry, our rights end where they infringe on those of others. Even if there is no specific law against noise pollution, he definitely could be charged with "disturbing the peace". Honestly, a trucker blasting gangsta rap? I would've called the cops rather than approach him. And blast "Barney" or whatever on my own radio to drown his out.

It is a dangerous society that values individual rights (read indulgences) over respect, compassion, and consideration for the rights of others.

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Old 02-02-2013, 06:31 AM   #22
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We have learned to always have something in the CD/tape slots and be ready to talk with the kids and distract them until we can get it blaring. Luckily, my kids are not necessarily the most observant children out there...

We moved from quiet little towns to a "city" Well, it is a city, but not like a HUGE city. But city-ish with all it's people and graffiti and such. I hate it.

All that to say, I get you...and I am so sorry AND, there is no way I would have gotten out. If anyone gets out to talk to a trucker, it is my husband.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:34 AM   #23
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In our area, there are noise ordinances that prohibit music in vehicles from being above a certain level. I know this, as I was issued a few citations as a teenager.

I agree with you, although I would not have said anything. I am not quite that brave.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:07 AM   #24
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I have never had anyone refuse to turn down music when I asked. I would have been seething and my hot headed self would have challenged his jerkiness.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:37 AM   #25
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There are disturbing the peace ordinances. You were within reason to call the police.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:43 AM   #26
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Sorry, but there's nothing that can be done about inconsiderate people.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:54 AM   #27
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I agree with others- his rights end when he invades yours. I would have called the police (after having dh confront him first) or I would have gotten out of the ferry line even and come back for the next ride (assuming this wasn't the last ferry of the day). I'd rather make impromptu McDonald's stop than listen to that junk.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:04 AM   #28
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You don't want me to quote you, so...

I think the way you "asked" was rude. If you can get out of your car, or otherwise communicate with words and without yelling (which seems to have been the situation here) I think it is rude to gesture. I can entirely understand this guy having been irritated. I would have been too, though I probably would have rolled my eyes and turned it down anyway. But if you're asking somebody a favor, which it was, then you need to be as nice as possible about it. Chances are, I think, he would have responded more favorably. Most people do.

My personal approach would have been to get out of the car (which I guess you did anyway), go over to them with a big smile, say, "listen, I'm so sorry to ask, but would you mind turning down the music a little please? I'm got some little ones in the car, and I don't want them hearing this at their age. Thank you so much." Smile, be nice, apologize for asking, and thank them. The thanking them also assumes they will do it, which I think could put some psychological pressure on them in a way.

Which is not to say they would. But if nothing else, I don't think it would result in such hostility.
I agree. "You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar."

And really? Call the cops? I wouldn't bother the cops with something that, really, is very trivial.

I'm sorry you're upset.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:04 AM   #29
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Can I just say I don't care what you want to listen to, but I don't want to hear it. There is a reason we each have our own radios. Douchecanoe.
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Sorry you're so angry, but I think it's rude to insist that any law abiding citizen (or visitor) change their behavior in public simply because it doesn't suit you. Children need to learn to accept & tolerate others differences even when it makes them uncomfortable. I don't think that displaying to your children that you're angry that you were unable to control a stranger whose legal taste in music displeased you is probably the best idea, kwim?
This. If someone got out of their car and approached me I would not have reacted kindly to it.
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