I understand what you're saying,Rudiger wrote: ↑1 week agoWhile also saying that nobody out of 350 million people ever do this.
But they did, in your brief experience of them, that struck you as noteworthy to mention. Context certainly does matter, and if you're saying that this never happens in your country, but it happened in other countries even if it was an incredibly small amount of people, then regardless of the figures you just presented, that's a clear representation that this is your bias.
If anything by pointing out how trivial and anecdotal your version of events were in the grand scheme of things when it comes to population, it's exposing bias even more.
But I also stand by that I'm fine with it. Meaning the big picture, I'm fine with it. Meaning I don't find 'most' foreigners asking me invasive questions. But I can still be annoyed at the ones who did. Those two thoughts can be shared and not contradictory to one another.
Am I biased?
I don't think so. Not when I read the definition of the word.
Also @pjhair confirmed this is normal part of his culture, so how would it be bias of me to point these two out?
At same time I don't assume it to be all Indians (or Russians or Romanians) who live here to be this way and ask such questions.
Did those two make a strong impression on me? yes
would I be shocked if it happened again? Probably not but I don't expect it. I'm not holding that expereience against all Indians/russians/romanians who live here.
If I met PJ I seriously doubt he would ask me such a question. Possibly it's because living here he knows it would be inappropriate or perhaps he just naturally has a disposition this is something that wouldn't interest him even if in India ( I assume the later as he doesn't seem curious about this kind of thing in my opinion).
It can also be a class level or education level. these things factor. I don't think all Indians or all Russians or all Romanians are exactly the same as one another.