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"Recreational Destruction Therapy" Lets You Smash Away Stress

BOISE, Idaho -- A Boise business is here to help you let off a little steam by destroying things.
BOISE, Idaho -- A Boise business is here to help you let off a little steam by destroying things.

It's not a gym, or a therapist as you might expect.

"Dishes, electronics such as copiers, fax machines, printers, computer monitors, vacuums, we have large-scale furniture,” says Tom Farrenkopf, owner of Das Breakroom, counts off the many items up for purchase and destruction.

Farrenkopf encourages you to suit up and pick your weapon.

"Here at Das Breakroom, our sole purpose is to provide a place for people to engage in recreational destruction,” says Farrenkopf. “What we mean by that is come in and break stuff."

The idea is to let-off some steam.

“One day, I was having a horrible week, and I found myself on the verge of tears, and I was just pacing back and forth, like what am I going to do?” says customer Lindsey Shultz. “I'm so frustrated right now. And I walked here and broke an entire box of stuff, and ten minutes later, I felt perfect, fine."

The owner opened-up April 15, the same day the state and the feds want your money.

"Tonight is an opportunity for you to come down and vent that frustration that you have from filling out all those forms and paying those taxes,” said Farrenkopf on opening day.

Das Breakroom has happy hours before and after work as well. You can pay $3 to break one item.

The other prices depend on what you want to smash.

“It’s a lot cheaper than some of the stuff I’d want to break at my own home,” says Shultz.

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