If you’re like me, nothing relieves your everyday stress quite like a good rage. You come home after a hard day’s work, notice the trash cans aren’t taken in, and drive through the garage door with your car. It’s like therapy, without the condescension and astronomical co-pays.
Now a Houston woman has created a venue for everyone who needs a good release, without the help of Asian prostitutes.
Shawn Baker had an entrepreneurial epiphany years ago when she saw a group of young people outside a concert venue throwing junk out of a truck and pulverizing the trash with a bat. It looked fun. She wondered: could there be a way of monetizing our appetite for mindless destruction?
Baker, though, had a good, steady career as manager of a hydraulic shop for a large oil company in Houston. So she put the idea on hold.
Baker now had spare time, little prospect of quickly finding another role in the energy industry, and a hunch that thousands of others could be sharing her sense of frustration. So she returned to her idea and started Tantrums LLC, one of a growing number of “rage rooms” in America where her frustrated clients come and blow off steam with the help of a baseball bat and some inanimate objects. Baker regularly advises clients on the best way to smash a TV.
While this may be a better alternative than beating the wife, the huge drawback is you cannot enjoy her tear-filled pleas inside the rage rooms.