Ha ha. I know what you mean. Yesterday I was listening to the radio they spoke about oxbridge discriminating against students from deprived backgrounds saying even those applicants from state school had parents who were in professional or managerial roles.
It made me wonder about the friends I've had who went to Oxford- dad a builder, mum an admin assistant. They must be considered the deprived ones yet they were comfortable, home owners, 2 car, 3/4 child families and I grew up thinking that was fairly normal
I thought the line was used to take the piss out of people who do try to shut it down?
The same way if someone talks about taking a day off work when ill, someone will often jokingly post along the lines of "staying off with a sickness bug?! My legs fell off and I still dragged myself to work" before you get the dozens of posters who do tell OP to "woman up" and get on with it, since they did the same when worse off.