“They didn’t tell me in person, but when they went back to China they told people they had no idea we lived such impoverished lives in America,” said Fan. “But my husband likes to say:if you watch American movies, you’d know even the Mafia eat pasta when they get together.” These days, she says, she thinks Chinese visitors subconsciously feel superior to — not awed by —Americans. “They feel like the American economy is in the tank and the Chinese have a higher GDP and fewer debts,” Fan said. “But what we try to teach them is that there are different lifestyles here in America. Not everyone lives lavishly like they do in Hollywood movies.” Source.