Some of the guys i ride with actully look forward to getting a flat. Well not really, but when somebody does they are all over it like the dad from "A Christmas Story". I'm surprised nobody has busted out a stop watch yet.
I feel your pain, I got a thorn in my tubeless Michelin tire two week backs after riding(found when washing the bike.) Now I run a back-up super lite tube which come to find out, holds air for about a day due to a slight leak. I'm still running it! Well, until my Kenda order comes.:hmmm: