Re: When you bow do you worship or just...
If the "out of step" foreigner doesn't seem motivated to get in step, just about all of the Japanese that I've known since the fifties just smile at them enough to not make any waves but don't get involved with them any further. On the contrary, many of them will go out of their way to share with and help those that have an interest in learning and have earned their respect.
Come to think of it, it's pretty much that way in the good dojo that I'm around these days. Whether in Japan or here in the US.