On the drive back, Angela is yelling at Meredith again to slow down. Michael's cell phone rings. It's Jan. While Kelly bops along to Michael's "My Humps" ringtone, Karen advises Michael to answer it. Pam tells him not to. Again, Michael ends up listening to Pam. Or, more accurately, he just freezes until the phone stops ringing, which is really not the same thing as making a decision. Suddenly, a tire blows, and Meredith wrestles the van to the side of the road.
Jim enters the kitchen and, seeing the Dwight poster on the fridge, taps it and tells us, "That is pretty cool." I'm trying not to be irritated by Jim's condescending pride in Pam for figuring out a way to mess with Dwight all by herself, but it's not really working.
The away team is stranded on the side of the road. Kelly seems to expect Michael to "change the wheel," but since he knows less about changing tires than he does about jumpstarting a car, Pam takes over. Afterward, she proudly tells us about it, and adds, "This bathrobe's already coming in handy." She wipes her forehead, leaving a smudge, and runs to the van when Meredith honks the horn. Good for her, but you don't get to be that excited about your first tire change until you get to where you're going without its falling off.
Dwight and Andy close the gate to the parking lot, and put up some razor wire. Andy offers to share his candy bar with Dwight, but Dwight takes the whole thing. Andy gets his revenge by offering to hang up more posters around the neighborhood. Through a mouthful of Andy's chocolate, Dwight admits, "I may have underestimated you. You're not a total ass." Perhaps next time, Dwight will estimate him.
Upon returning to the office, Michael decides to call Jan and break up with her. He asks Pam, Karen, and even Phyllis to join him. When he gets Jan's voicemail, Pam tells him, "Don't leave a mess--" Too late. So Jan will be getting a voicemail from Michael that goes as follows: "I'm just calling to say I think we need a little break. Permanently. And I know everybody says, this, but I want to remain friends, or at least business associates who get along. Just so you know, it's not me, it's you." And Jan walks into Michael's office. "Okay, buddy, someone just walked in," Michael says, and hangs up. The other women file out, and Jan closes the door so that she can apologize to Michael in person. Michael thanks her, and just like that, they're good. All better! Until Jan's cell phone vibrates, notifying her that she's got voicemail. She picks it up right away, saying, "You want to grab some dinner?" As Michael listens to what he just said muffled through Jan's head, he mutters, "Maybe some Italian? Chinese?" Jan's face falls, and she leaves without another word. Michael is so lucky the episode is almost over, or that would have been really ugly.