A SMASHING TIME IN CHINA
ABOUT 15,000 bottles a month are being smashed in an “anger room” in Beijing.
Jin Meng, 25, co-founded Smash with her friends to help people, mainly those aged 20 to 35, deal with the pressures of living in big cities. It is not intended to promote violence.
Patrons wear protective gear and use hammers and bats to vent their frustration on household objects while staff play music of their choice in the background.
Smash customer Qiu Siyu, 16, struck a few sharp blows with a baseball bat to wreck what looked like an old car radio. Two friends battered telephones, audio speakers, rice cookers and a mannequin. All paid $32 for 30 minutes.
Qiu said she was there to vent anger about school. “It feels so good,” she smiled.