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Los Angeles entrepreneur, Poor Innocent Guy David Morgan,
52, opened a new business called Anger Behind Closed Doors.
Clients pay $10 a session to enter a padded room where they
can vent their pent-up hostility by attacking a green dummy.
"How many times do you want to choke someone because they
really deserved it? And, of course, you can't do it?"
Morgan told the Los Angeles Times. "But here you can do,
say, feel what you want."
After acting on their anger, clients unwind in the 15,000-
square-foot facility's "thought and relaxation area," which
comprises four private booths where they can listen to
Already the SLOTHS are organizing an effort to close Anger
Behind closed Doors. One SLOTHS spokeswomen said, "When I
yell at my husband or double-bind him, I want him to suffer.
He has no right to go off to this place and vent his
frustrations so he can feel good."
Adventures in teaching
My friend likes to read his two young sons fairy tales
at night. Having a deep-rooted sense of humor, he often
ad-libs parts of the stories for fun.
One day his youngest son was sitting in his first grade
class as the teacher was reading the story of the Three
She came to the part of the story where the first pig was
trying to acquire building materials for his home. She
said "...And so the pig went up to the man with a
wheelbarrow full of straw and said 'Pardon me sir, but might
I have some of that straw to build my house with?'" Then the
teacher asked the class "And what do you think that man said?"
and my friend's son raised his hand and said
"I know! I know! He said 'Holy smokes! A talking pig!'"
For many years I worked as a police dispatcher. Well, one
day I got a call from a lady, very upset because a man was
driving around a Walmart parking lot exposing himself.
Well, I was very professional and took all the information
and was starting to hang up when she added how upset she
was by the whole thing and "besides, if they want to take
those little things out and play with them, they ought to
stay home." Needless to say I lost it at that point,
sputtering out "Yes m'am" and hung up the phone.
Sent by Laura
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