Did you know that hoboes have codes? Well, they do! Here are a few of those rules, written in 1889 at some kind of hobo convention.

(Also, did you know that hoboes convene? Sounds dangerous to me.)
  1. When in town, always respect the local law and officials, and try to be a gentleman at all times.
  2. When no employment is available, make your own work by using your added talents at crafts.
  3. Do not allow yourself to become a stupid drunk and set a bad example for locals treatment of other hobos.
  4. Always respect nature, do not leave garbage where you are jungling.
  5. If in a community jungle, always pitch in and help.
  6. Try to stay clean, and boil up wherever possible.
  7. Help your fellow hobos whenever and wherever needed, you may need their help someday.
"Gentlemen"? "Help"? "CLEAN"?! This does not sound like hobo behavior.

Above: A hobo bindle, in which a hobo keeps his dastardly secrets.