so trying to be nice, I go up and ask them to pretty please turn the bass down so it can't be heard on the moon, or the floor below, where i live. I explain i have to wake up at 5 AM.
"why are you getting up in 5 hours"
"oh the indianapolis marathon, my friends doing that"
"no this is just 30 minutes away, its a trail run"
"oh you run through the woods, how fast can you run a mile"
"i don't know, i never run just one (thanks anton!!)
"well how far are you going tomorrow"
"HOLY SHIT... HEY GUYS THIS DUDES RUNNING 32 MILES IN THE MORNING SHUT THE MUSIC OFF AND LET HIM SLEEP" etc....
i've never been that blatant about my hobbies, i tend to just keep it to myself. but in this situation it worked wonders. oh yeah, one did ask me to come up and play beer pong... i took a rain check!