Upon getting his phone back, Salem simply smiled and nodded. "No problem. Hope you get your car fixed soon. I couldn't help ya too much, I know next to nothing about them." He shrugged a little. Maybe if one of his relatives were around, he could offer a bit more help, but that was unfortunately not possible. With both parents a few towns over and a brother in another country, he didn't have too much family within walking distance he could offer services for. He checked the screen of his phone again, and frowned when he saw it was starting to act up even more. The closer it got to midnight, the more erratic the piece of technology was acting. It only seemed to do that when he was holding it, oddly enough. When he placed it on a table, it stopped, and seemed to work perfectly. Once he reached out and poked it, it began to act up again. The screen flickered and there was some noiseless static, but it didn't seem to be hurting it.
Unfortunately, he hadn't heard the last of the blue-coated lady's antics for that night. "You're calling me rude? You're the one who came up and insulted my feet. I'm proud of those things, you know? They let me walk and climb on stuff. Having them insulted really hurt my feelings." Once again, he was being just a little sarcastic, but this time around, it was in a more playful manner than a condescending one. He turned around and sat back at his table, and instead of putting his feet up, he just crossed one leg over the other and picked up his book to read again. After a page or so had been turned, he yawned, covering his mouth with his hand. It was getting later, and he was getting tired. Turning in a few minutes early wouldn't hurt. He'd probably head home once he finished the book's current chapter.