I think you started fairly late in the start window, too? They must have been sick of people stopping, seeing as it was fairly close to S/F. I commented to Moose about the guys outside... not quite a welcoming committee. He laughed, didn't know as he'd done the clues in the mornings.
Yeah i started bang on 6:30. They were actually quite friendly! I've gotta get out of that stereotypical view of people, I think.