With the detrimental effect stress can have on one’s health and mental well-being, it’s not surprising that people are constantly on the look out for the most current and constructive cure. Yet whereas many just give up and opt for the tried and trusted method of alcohol abuse, a few mavericks out there appear intent on pushing the boundaries of stress release therapy.
Sadly Yoshiaki Kobayashi’s imaginative method of stuffing chocolate ice cream into random post boxes never really caught on, although with the ever-increasing use of e-mail, the salary man’s system may yet find some sort of success.
Equally extravagant but way more weird however is the procedure recently pioneered by Osaka policeman Norifusa Nakanishi. A routine that whilst reputably rewarding also resulted in the off-duty officer’s arrest, after he was caught stealing a 10-year-old boy’s shoe from a local elementary school.
The 24-year-old apparently telling his no doubt confounded colleagues, “I was stressed out, and smelling a shoe is my way to release stress.”
Why the aforementioned footwear should belong to a young boy and be stolen from a school however wasn’t disclosed.