I spent most of the time talking with my sensei from my last Japanese class, Yoko-san. And I found it kinda flattering that at one point I gave her a bewildered look and said "... wakarimasen?" (I don't know?) - and she blinked, apologized, and said she didn't realize she was speaking Japanese to me. My vocabulary: unfortunately, sharply limited. My inflection and pronunciation? Damn good for a gaijin.
At one point most of our table started talking about the JET program and similar exchange programs that allow you to live in Japan, and I mentioned that, were I a traditional student, I would certainly love to do that, but having a business to run here, it's impossible, since I wouldn't have a business anymore when I got back. And, I swear to god, Yoko-sensei said that I should take a girl in from the Japanese equivalent of JET, that brings native Japanese over here.
Note: not "someone", "a girl". She said this in great seriousness. Not like, haha, white man got Yellow fever, or haha, let's see if I can make you blush. More like, hey, Jim-san, you'd really make some nice Japanese girl a great catch. Talk about being taken off guard? All I could really do was blink.