"You and I ought to just keep our distance": offensive?

At the gym I go to, I know most of the regulars and at least acknowledge them. Some of them and I have very short conversations when coming to or leaving the gym, or in the locker room. I started talking to one regular on my way in, and he clasped his arms in front of his chest and looked away, and then said,... show more At the gym I go to, I know most of the regulars and at least acknowledge them. Some of them and I have very short conversations when coming to or leaving the gym, or in the locker room.

I started talking to one regular on my way in, and he clasped his arms in front of his chest and looked away, and then said, "You and I ought to just keep our distance."

How would you respond to that? Offensive, yes?
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