In the summer of 2014, David and Jane took a trip to New York City.
During this excursion, they were inundated with sightings of males
donning pink shorts and pants.
It seemed they were omnipresent; men in pink pants ruled the street
corners, cafes, museums, and bars. Everywhere they looked, they spied
pink pants. NYC was then as always, on the cutting edge of fashion.
David and Jane were gleeful at this new trend and began to point out
every single sighting with a light slap to their partner's arm, along an
amused declaration of "Pink pants!" And thus, the Pink Pants game had
When they returned home from that fateful trip, their excitement over
the new trend continued. Public outings were planned seemingly only for
the expectations of sighting pink pants. They would stumble home after
these events happy and satisfied while covered with bruises from the
never ending arm slapping.
David and Jane's favorite places to go were to sports arenas, bearing
in mind, neither of them are sports fans. Arenas were always filled with
spectators in pink instead of the supporting the colors of their
favorite team. It was an exciting time to be alive!
After a few years of pink pants sightings in abundance, to their
disappointment, the trend began to wain. Desperate to keep their game
operative, they incorporated an additional rule for the allowance of
slaps for the latest fad of sky blue pants.
David and Jane understand the fashion industry is ever changing and
they will happily update the rules so that good times and bruised arms
The Rules of The Pink Pants Game
NOTE: Although we call it the
Pink Pants Game, you may slap for the following
clothing items: shorts, pants, capris, long johns, speedos, overalls,
onesies, grass skirts, banana hammocks, kilts, and so on.
When you spot a male human (adult or child) that is old enough to
have made his clothing choice voluntarily, you may inflict a light
slap onto the arm of only one person in your presence. You may not
slap multiple people!
One slap only per sighting. You may not slap your partner if you see
the same pink pants wearing male multiple times. If you are in a
group, only one slap per sighting is allowed. No group slapping!
If you are a male and choose to wear pink pants, you can slap your
partner if they don't slap you first. Pro tip: It's best to
sneak up on them from behind so you don't put yourself at risk.
If you slap your partner after a pink pants sighting and the wearer
turns out to be female, your partner may slap you back to reverse the
error. They can also choose not to slap you back. It is up to your
partner to decide how to proceed. They can instead choose to verbally
insult your inability to make good choices and disparage you for your
Maroon pants are not pink! Purple pants are not pink! However, in a
city that has zero fashion sense and where pink pants are not
prevalent, you can decide with your partner if you will accept
questionable shades into your own personal game. Other players are not
required to conform. This is a personal choice.
Slapping for sky blue pants is a rule that was added several years
after initiation. Go forth and slap for blue.
The only people that can change the official rules are Jane and
David...but mostly Jane. The rules are not official unless they are
added to this website. She reserves the right to change them whenever
she wants. David has to deal with her nonsense, and if you participate
in this game, you will too.