'Anger room' gives China a smashing way to reduce rage
January 15, 2019 12:12 pm
A sign reads eat, sleep, smash, repeat at the anger rooms [Source: Sky News]
Young people in China are venting their frustration in an anger room, which allows them to smash up wine bottles and mannequins to release tension.
Smash, in Beijing, is equipped with bats and hammers – and punters can take out their rage on old broken appliances like televisions, clocks, and telephones.
The anger room was set up in September by Jin Meng and her friends and is now getting through 15,000 bottles a month.
Jin, quit her job in public relations to start the room and has 600 customers a month. It’s aimed at people aged 20 to 35.
She says the room is not intended to promote violence but to reduce people’s stress in a city like Beijing where they are under mounting pressure.