DON’T ATTRACT ATTENTION
The most important rules of behavior in the street are those against doing things that are conspicuous (James – read on!).
All people in the streets, or anywhere in public, should be careful not to talk too loudly (clearly she has never been to Brooklyn). They should especially avoid pronouncing people’s names, or making personal remarks that may attract passing attention or give a clue to their identity (…and clearly she has never met a theater major).
There is nothing that stamps the vulgarian more than advertising his possessions or achievements by loud word of mouth – anywhere! Not to attract attention to oneself in public is one of the fundamental rules of good breeding (yes, just like Palaminos). Shun a loud voice, staring at people, knocking into them, talking across anyone; in a word, do not attract attention to yourself (I’m not sure what that means, but I’m pretty sure its just as rude as being loud). Do not expose your private affairs, feelings or innermost thoughts in public. You are knocking down the walls of you house when you do.
One should never call out a name in public, unless it is absolutely unavoidable. A young girl who was separated from her friends in a baseball crowd had the presence of mind to take off her hat and hold it above the people surrounding her so that her friends might find her.
Moral of story: Wear more hats.