Safety News Alert sends our official kudos to San Diego entrepreneur Sarah Lavely for using proper personal protective equipment (PPE) at her small business.
Lavely runs Sarah’s Smash Shack where people can hurl dishware and knickknacks at a wall to relieve pent-up stress.
And the only possible thing this has to do with safety is that photos accompanying a wire service story about the successful Smash Shack show its patrons dutifully wearing safety gear: helmets with face shields, coveralls and gloves.
That’s the end of the safety stuff in this post. For those who are just intrigued by the idea of getting out their aggression by smashing things, keep reading.
Lavely charges $10 and up for 15-minute intervals. Rock music blares, and a neon sign urges people to “Break More Stuff.”
The “House Special” is one of the most popular choices. It mimics a rowdy Greek supper club where diners smash 15 plates for 15 minutes. Cost: $45.
But that’s not all! Patrons can write nasty epithets on the plates with thick black markers before the smashing starts.
Also popular: Highly breakable picture frames (3 for $10). Slip a photo of an enemy in and smash away!
“It was the best $50 we spent in the last two years,” said one customer.
Can franchises be far behind?