I know right it happened to me back when i was still playing Tibia. It is a shame that you can't just say "Hello/Hi" to your friend without a NPC butting in with their "Hello Mr Liam!........."
I agree with them being moved because there is a TP to the Shops so it's not like it's going to take long to get to the NPC. If you can't be bothered to go through the TP. Your just Lazy.