Donna Alexander doesn’t have a lot of rules at the Anger Room, the business she founded and runs at a Dallas strip mall. But she does insist that customers not bring in their own machetes or chainsaws. “I get that question pretty often,” she says. “They’re like, ‘Oh, you don’t have any machetes? Can I bring my own? It’s a really nice machete.’ And I have to tell them ‘No! Under no circumstances can you bring a machete in here.’”
But she still provides plenty of perfectly deadly weapons. Anger Room customers are offered a selection of baseball bats, golf clubs, tennis rackets, crowbars, and, if they’re feeling particularly creative, mannequin arms and legs. What they do with those weapons is up to them. The Anger Room is equipped with a tantalizing array of non-living things to destroy, like TVs, computer monitors, and office furniture. It’s a controlled environment where customers can freely act like psychopaths, taking out their frustrations on anything within smashing distance.