I'll let one of my characters provide the exposition to this real-life re-enactment from earlier today:
Garrulous hillbilly: Hey, you got a blowout?
Our hero: Yep.
GH: Why didn't you put a donut on it?
OH: Don't have one; pulled over as soon as I could and called the tow truck.
GH: Boy, you were riding around on the wheel?
GH: Huh; that's going to wear the wheel out.
OH: Yeah, I know.
[Two minutes later.]
Service person: So, you obviously need a new tire.
Our hero: Yeah, hopefully that's the extent of it.
SP: Well, we'll get it checked out.
Garrulous hillbilly: (Talking to someone else down the service desk) That guy down there was driving around on his wheel. No tire.
SP: Is there anything else you need?
GH: I told him, that's a good way to wear out the rim.
OH: Maybe an oil change.
[A minute later, our hero walks into the waiting area. The garrulous hillbilly is down the hallway, talking to a sales person.]
Garrulous hillbilly: You see that guy down there?
Sales person: (No response)
GH: He was driving around on his wheel. No tire. Probably wore out his rim.
Our hero: (To self) Is this going to continue until I kick this guy's ass?