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Please explain to me, what would motivate someone in San Diego (or anywhere else) to open a business called a "Smash Shack." Am I missing something?

Asked by JackAdams (6497points) September 2nd, 2008

Here’s a video link about it: Also, you can go here:

Basically, it’s a place where people can go in to buy stuff, put on protective clothing, and smash the things they just bought.

I probably need a psychologist to tell me the WHY of this…

September 2, 2008, 3:13 PM EDT

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Judi's avatar

very strange. Better there than at home I guess!

JackAdams's avatar

More expensive there, than at home…

September 2, 2008, 3:18 PM EDT

Allie's avatar

At least there you don’t have to clean up. Or do they? Too lazy to read the article. Sorry.

yetanother's avatar

That sounds awesome!

Mr_M's avatar

That sounds dumb.

Lil's avatar

That is a fantastic idea. A good session of smith and striker does it for me. It relieves tension and releases adrenaline making you feel good and less stressed. I wouldn’t want to smash things at home because a) they are my things and b) I might damage my home or self! Hello by the way, I just got here!

Hawaiiguy's avatar

I’ll tell you this, it could have saved my dining room table, numerous printers, an iPod, my kitchen counter etc. What a great idea, although getting there calmly may prove trickier than one thinks. When I let loose on the table the last thing I needs was to drive somewhere:) much roomier without the table as well, and so cathartic:)

JackAdams's avatar

C’mon, folks!

You can reduce stress with a large sheet of BUBBLE WRAP!

September 2, 2008, 5:55 PM EDT

flyawayxxballoon's avatar

Sounds…well, interesting, I guess…
Pretty stupid-sounding to me, though I guess we all have different opinions.
Somebody must like the place, otherwise it wouldn’t still be in business. How on earth they came up with it? I can’t even begin to guess that one…

@JA; And I do love a good sheet of bubble wrap…

Lil's avatar

Bubblewrap is good, however nothing beats actual physical throwing or bashing which releases the adrenaline and endorphines, which, for me, is what it is about! The same thing as with exercise for some people. The exertion is the stress beater. I know someone who used to go to charity shops and buy lots of cheap crockery to throw at a wall whenever they felt stressed. Surely however one chooses to release any built up tension is completely personal and as long as it hurts noone else, acceptable. You have your bubblewrap, I have my hammer!

JackAdams's avatar

That reminds me of when I was a kid, of about age 11, or so.

I don’t remember what it was, but I got really ticked off about something, to the point where I picked up a kitchen chair and threw it at the plate glass window in the living room, smashing the pane (8 feet by 10 feet) into shards.

My mother ran into the room screaming, “Why did you do THAT?”

I replied, “You won’t let me utter obscenities, like Dad does!!!!”

Thereafter, I was encouraged to curse.

September 2, 2008, 6:56 PM EDT

loser's avatar

I think you’ve got some issues.

JackAdams's avatar

HAD some issues.


September 2, 2008, 10:51 PM EDT

loser's avatar

If you say so…

September 2, 2008, 7:52 PM PDT


Some people just have too much time on their hands. Why not just send them to boot camp, where they can smash their heads instead? Lol.

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