I live in a second floor apartment and I am having trouble with floor noise. I just moved in this week and the guy below me has already yelled from his room a few times to "Go to bed, son of a bit**". Well, the problem with that is 1) I was only walking through my bedroom, 2) it was 8 at night. Now, if it were later like 10 pm, I'd probably just say sorry, but I was pissed off and told the guy to mind his business and buy earplugs or learn to deal with it. The point is, I'm not going to deal with some moron for the rest of my lease who is so sensitive to the slightest acoustic disturbance that he has to yell and scream, but not actually have the courage to knock on my door and discuss the problem. Tomorrow I am going to go to home depot and look for a soundproof rug or something similar. Any ideas on how to deal with this (either with physics or negotiation) before it escalates? I was thinking a thick soft rug might do the trick. Or 3 smaller thinner rugs, but this is absurd. I shouldn't have to worry about walking into my own bedroom at night, lest I incur the wrath of a wanna-be thug.