I frequently ride with a friend with whom I get along quite well, except for one thing, and that is that it seems that his radio is always way too loud. I know he enjoys having the sound turned up, so I feel kind of embarrassed asking him to turn it down all the time, but it really is loud... it makes it hard for me to concentrate on any kind of conversation.
I’ve learned tricks, like talking in a normal tone so that he has to turn down the radio just to understand what I’m saying, but if possible, I’d really like to find a way to get him to turn it down without “beating around the bush.”
Since I'm frequently sitting right next to the radio, I could simply turn it down myself. Is that the best route, or should I ask him to do it?