I don’t think it’s indicative of anything meaningful, but it is sort of fascinating how frequently we assume certain experiences are culture/demographic-specific when there’s no reason it would be, you just naturally assumed your ethnicity was the only one saving grocery bags, that women don’t know what it’s like to imagine single handedly stopping an imaginary robbery while waiting in line, that northerners don’t know about dipping fries in a Wendy’s milkshake. Even when shown evidence to the contrary, you’ll see people dig their heels in further for what are mostly benign, simple, or non-issues, insisting no you’re wrong, my group must have taught you that, or no no we do a special way, nothing like your kind, it’s totally different, as if this is a stronghold and you lose ground if you accept that this is probably just a thing people do.
It’s rarely a big deal but I always find it funny how much people will resist the idea that we’re all more alike then we are different
I’ve seen the “my grandma keeps sewing equipment and stuff in this old tin container of Dutch cookies” meme get attributed to like three different cultural/ethnic groups, none of which included my grandma, who definitely keeps sewing equipment and stuff in an old tin container of Dutch cookies. Sometimes, people just do things