A couple months back, my wife got mad at me because I suggested selling my strom.
I was planning on using the money to pay off some bills and buy a cheap little junk bike to ride for a while. She totally put me in my place.
I have a good one :)
Side note - the advice my MSF instructor gave the single guys= get a bike now so the precedent was set. "well, the bike was here first so you knew what you were getting into"
But mostly I think blaming the wife is used as a cop-out.