Word of advice for tourists: Here in New Jersey, a person you’ve just met may say something sarcastic to you. Don’t be alarmed; this is what we consider exchanging pleasantries.
Our FCS (First Contact to Sarcasm) Ratio is shorter here than in most states.
You might chat with a stranger on the check-out line at the grocery store, and at the end of the conversation, say, “See you later,” only to have him respond: “Thanks for the warning!”
You’ll get used to it in time!