They bow there heads looking happy and nervous (fan boys)
As you walk closer one of them nudges the foreman, who shoots him an annoyed glance, before puffing up his chest, not so much to look tough, but to summon confidence, and clears his throat
“I thank you, on behalf of Fanlu’s Town Keepers Guild, for what you did in Littlemountain.”
and he finishes this with a quick bow, fully intending to say no more, unless of course you say something to him. Dudes like this would not just talk your ear off, they figure wherever you’re going it’s important, and they would not like to look like they’re neglecting their job in front of you, other than this brief pause, to honor you as you pass on the road.