Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The crying game

We all get a little sad sometimes ...
But a Japanese hotel is cashing in on the trend by offering special deals for women who need to shed a few tears.
In the lead-up to Mother's Day, when I will spend yet another first milestone event without my not-so-big babies by my side, I seriously need one of those rooms.
They are called Crying Rooms.
I Shit You Not.
The idea is that women need to cry.
(I've got news for the marketing team behind this idea: Men do too. But that's another story).
And that it's good to cry.
And they are right.
Crying releases endorphins.
Crying is getting in touch with our feelings and emotions.
And that's all positive stuff.
Having done a bazillions hours of therapy over the years, I also know that it's really important to have those tears witnessed and acknowledged. Not to mention the fact that if someone is truly depressed, they may need somewhere to go or someone to call during or after their crying experience.
But I believe the designers of this deal have their hearts in the right places.
You see, Tokyo's Mitsui Garden Yotsuya Hotel management believes that crying helps relieve stress, and that women are especially vulnerable.
Each 'crying room' contains a selection of movies, including Forrest Gump and the South Korean heart-tugger, A Moment To Remember. There are manga comics, tipped to make women cry, plus tissues, make-up remover, and steam eye masks.
All this for the bargain price of 10,000 Japanese yen per night (about AUD $106), and available until 31.
I think they better book me in for Mother's Day.


Char said...

If anyone was going to do this it'd have to be the Japanese. They think of everything!

Unknown said...

Have you ever travelled to Bosnia? It is a fascinating place, you don't want to miss it.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Do you remember that movie Broadcast News where Holly Hunter's character unplugs the phone every morning and cries? This reminds me of it!