10. Running Errands

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While this excuse is fairly obvious, it’s all too frequently overlooked. Anything that’s small enough to be dropped off or picked up via motorcycle is fair game. This past weekend – on a gloriously sunny day – after several hours of household chores, I heard my wife complain about having to drop off Girl Scout cookies at a friend’s house. Making the supreme sacrifice of performing this chore on a bike (to get through the traffic quicker) netted me a nice 45-minute ride and a few extra Brownie Points with my wife.

The same thing goes for paperwork that needs to be dropped off or kid clothes that were left after a sleepover. Need new bits for the screw gun so you can hang that drywall your spouse has been requesting? Laundry detergent? Pick up a dinner at the restaurant? Go ahead. Be creative. Just be sure they know you’re doing it for them.