Chinese medicine!

Aug 07 2006 by Brian Amble Print This Article

A classic from BBC Online:

A bar in eastern China has come up with a novel way of attracting clients - they are allowed to beat up the staff.

The Rising Sun Anger Release Bar in Nanjing lets customers smash glasses, rant and even hit specially trained workers, state media reported.

The owner, Wu Gong, told China Daily that he was inspired to open the bar by his experiences as a migrant worker.

Most of his customers were women working in the service or entertainment industries, he said.

The bar employs 20 men who have been given protective gear and physical training to prepare them for the job.

Clients can ask the men to dress as the character they wish to attack.

How long until we see anger bars fighting with Starbucks for prime space on our city streets? What about a chain of "EasyAnger" bars in the UK (come on Stelios! Ė although we can't see beating up staff getting past the Health & Safety police).

BBC Online | Chinese 'anger bar' is a big hit