My wife and I play this little game whenever we go out called the ‘License Plate Punch’ game. I am sure this game goes by other names through out the verse, but this is what we call it here. I think I started playing it with her shortly after moving to Alaska. I remember seeing a Hawaiian license plate in town and thinking to myself that getting a car from Hawaii to Juneau can’t be the easiest thing in the world to do. I was reminded of playing the ‘License Plate Punch’ game with my friends back in Washington state so when I saw it I reached over and punched my wife on the shoulder. It was not a hard punch mind you. Not the kind that Ralph Kramden would threaten Alice with that would send her to the moon. No, this was more of a tap on the shoulder than punch.

My wife quickly picked up on the simple rules. You see an out of state license plate while driving around and you gently punch the person next to you.

That was all fine and good, but now the problem is my wife keeps making additions to the rules without telling me. Its become a game for me just to figure out what these new rules are since the only way I find out about them is by getting punched. Just recently I learned that I can get punched via cell phone text message. Who knew?

I have figured out some of these new rules. They are:

  • You can get punched if the other person sees an instate plate, but only once a day.
  • You no longer need to be in the car to get punched.
  • If the car just happens to be really cool you will get punched.
  • You can now get punch via cell phone.


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  1. I suggest you implement a new rule of your own: “The name of the game may, at any time, be changed to ‘License Plate Ass-Slap'”

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