Do you get angry? Like really, really angry? Do you get filled with so much anger you just want to break things, hit things and scream not unlike a banshee? But you find yourself suppressing these urges, holding it all in so that your kids don’t witness your freak out. Or maybe they are the ones making you freak out, and you don’t want them to know that they’re driving you crazy. If you want a safe place to try to regain your sanity in a very unique way, you can visit the Anger Room.
What is the Anger Room?
I smell a franchise, but for now the Anger Room is only in Dallas, Texas. The Anger Room is a place where you can “Lash Out and Leave Happy. ” This unique business “was established back in 2008 as a local place to release anger and stress by way of physical destruction of mocked room settings.” A popular setting is an office, but according to their website, clients have asked for rooms to be filled with balloons and inflatable punching bags. You can book a “I need a break” 5-minute session, a “Lash Out” 15-minute session, or a “Total Demolition” that can last 25 minutes. Clients are outfitted with safety gear such as gloves, goggles and a hard hat. But there are some conditions. You can’t have a session that goes beyond 30 minutes (they suggest that you get real help if you need more lashing out time), you can’t bring anyone with you in the room (so there is no temptation to harm others), and if you are pregnant and angry, you are out of luck. Due to safety concerns pregnant women are not allowed to participate.
Do you ever feel like you need an Anger Room?