Eventually, customers will be able to book 5-minute blocks to smash as many glass, ceramic and plastic breakables as they can load into a bin. When the Break Room acquires special items, like giant ceramic toilets, the privilege of breaking them apart will come with a higher price tag.
“People don’t quite picture how fun it is,” said Purcell, who smashed her share of bottles in an alleyway in Caledonia, in southwest Minnesota, during her childhood. “It’s an endorphin release, it’s physical, it’s such an experience.”
While her bottle-smashing was just teenage antics, Purcell, 33, hit a stress wall at her tech job about a year ago. “I was having a bad day, and thinking, ‘Man, I just want to smash everything around me.’”
Her fantasy was something like the famous scene from the 1999 film “Office Space,” in which three disgruntled employees go to town on a printer.