So you don't like the way something feels, you wish it would stop. You say it's offensive to you and the source responds in one of two ways. Either you get what you want, the source ceases upsetting your feelings or, the source ignores you and carries on regardless of your feelings. Here's the tough break, unless the activity is criminal, no-one is bound to respect your feelings. There may even be times when you feel something should be criminal, but it isn't. Then when a person does this thing which you feel is wrong, it feels like a crime. It hurts, we all know it, that ouch when someone demonstrates their seemingly lack of care.
When we have a friendship, we do have responsibility to our friends to respect each others' feelings. This means that we do not bad-mouth them or judge their character on one off behaviour but we cannot make the feelings excuse every time. Sometimes we are simply being ourselves and enjoying our lives. When this occurs and someone is offended, then expecting someone to change or stop in order to appease is an emotional blackmail. If no-one is being hurt, if no-one is being abused, lied about, or judged as less than, then really there is no issue.
When it comes down to our own feelings, we have the right to feel what ever manifests for us. It's not up to me how you feel and the same in return, but we do tend to have similarities in the way we describe positive or negative elements of sensation in most areas. When we find grey areas, this generally results down to various accepted perceptions on the same issue. The condition of mind can drastically change our feelings about a thing.
So you're offended? Are you sure? Or is it that this activity is hurting your feelings? If the activity is not hurting your feelings but you can speculate that there may be a person in the world who could be hurt by it, then you are not offended. You, my friend, are emotionally manipulating someone. Let the person with the feelings speak up for them, unless they ask you or clearly demonstrate their need for you to do so. If this person is in your mind then tell it how it is. It's not difficult to simply say that this may be hurtful to people, rather than pretending that your friend has done something horrible to you.
Rowan Blair Colver