^^Odd...the thing is, the reason i'd react that way is *becoz* I respect you. I don't adhere to social rules. Hell, I'm not even aware of them. But for you, because it upsets you, I will gladly keep it in mind when I'm around you
It's not placating or disrespecting, in fact, it's respecting you very much as I'm willing to keep something in mind that normally I wouldn't think twice about, when you're around
I don't consider what I did wrong. Personally, if someone wakes me up in the middle of the night, I just go back to sleep UNLESS it kept going on forever (I'm talking 20 min or more here), and it was *every* night and it seriously disrupted my sleep. I won't even mention it to them if it's just that once...they clearly aren't doing it to aggrevate me, and they're having fun..why would I make a big deal out of things then?
Also, the sarcasm and laughing thing..only a good idea if we really really know you well and if you can make the amused tone of voice sound throug hit all, otherwise, you're bound to get a porcupine response. If I myself was bothered by someone in that situation, unless they were really loud and thoughtless about it (then I'll just genuinly get pissed and yell at them), going on forever etc, I would just ask the next day: hey, I heard you come in, can you next time try to keep it down a little, coz I could hear it in my room. Seems that noise echoes quite a lot in the house. Tnx
I don't assume it's already a given that you do that..afterall, how is someone to realize how loud they're being when they're having fun and when they have no clue as to how much the noise travels in the house? I dunno..it seems like such a futile thing to make a big deal out of.