Hall's Rules of Social Order

Hall’s Rule of Social Order #299

31 January, 2011 (12:00) | Hall's Rules of Social Order

People watching is completely and only acceptable when both the viewer and the viewee are in public spaces and real time. Any deviation from that is creepy.

Clarification: there are some gray areas, like being seated at a restaurant. Sure, it’s public, but the seated area is more exclusive/private than open spaces. This leaves wiggle room for observations, but staring should be avoided.