I think these people, dressed up like they're going to the Stork Club for martinis, don't want to get out of the air-conditioned car.
I also think you did pretty well Terry. Somtimes coming out the clear winner in a witted exchange is not the best outcome anyway . . . although it leaves you in a better state comfort wise.
They remind me of the inhabitants of a sieged city . . . firing arrows over the wall at random without even facing the enemy. You simply stared back, honestly and innocently with that arrow sticking out of your chest and said . . . this is what you did to me . . . . why? They basically replied . . . because your a liar and probably deserved it.
Of course that will leave you disturbed . . . but let them have their "city" . . . "they probably deserve it."