“If someone says they’re from a place associated with a certain trade or profession, it’s usually ok to ask if they or their parents work in that trade/profession. (Unless it’s something that’s often considered low status.)” Can you clarify what you mean by that with some examples? What are places that are associated with certain trades?
The example I had in mind was a college town. I know there are others, but they’re not coming to mind.
Do any of y'all have examples?