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I Hate Florida

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    Omg I Hate Living In Florida

    i moved here 14 years ago from england when i was13 years old with my family. And i have hated every single day living here. There are so many reasons: The WEATHER is horrible hot/humid/stuffy/unbreathable and then the HURRICANES and tornadoes all the time. There are NO seasons...
    truebohemia truebohemia 26-30 57 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    Pet care in the Sunshine Swamp: Florida woman

    accused of drowning puppy in airport toilet http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/01/27/florida-woman-accused-drowning-puppy-in-airport-toilet/
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 Jan 27

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    Why I Hate Florida

                   I moved to Florida in 2006  from New York City with my husband & my son Robert, my daughter Kim who convinced me that Florida would be my new life moved to Trinity Pas co County in 2004. Now I had lived my entire life in New York, did not know what...
    jkenny2962 jkenny2962 56-60, F 30 Responses May 13, 2011

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    One Last Comment

    I have a good, very smart friend who has traveled all over the country. He has stated that in his opinion Florida is like the colon and Annis of the United States. People from all over the country who can't make it or who are running from something, come to Florida, and of course...
    fedupMike fedupMike 51-55, M 9 Responses Jun 17, 2012

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    Florida Is A Close To Hell As One Can Get.

    I really hate this place with a passion. I was relocated here back in the early 80's when my new husband got out of the Army. We had 2 children and I wanted a positive future for them. Where I am from general motors shut down and so did the town. I felt that there was a better...
    lisalongc lisalongc 51-55 4 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    The Stories

    I love most everyone's stories on here and I too feel the pain, depression and unrest of all of you. I am going to do my best to get out before summer hits once again. (Does summer ever really go away here?) It is going to be very difficult but I plan to sell everything I own...
    lisalongc lisalongc 51-55 4 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    How Dumb Is My State?

    (Very Dumb): Dear Fellow Florida-haters: It is my pleasure to recommend to your attention a hysterically funny and very well-written new column that will take a weekly look at the stupidity and absurdities of the Sunshine Swamp. It appears on the snarky website Wonkette.com...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 Jan 20

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    Regret

    I regretted moving from California to Florida. If its not for school and my fiancée; I would have move back to cali in a heart beat. Can't stand the insensitive, uneducated, selfish, money stealer, the stupid drivers and everything about the people here are not my cup of tea. I...
    Muestro Muestro 31-35 3 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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    I have been living in Florida

    since 2003 and it has been getting worse progressively. This is not a place for professionals, people looking for love or a decent living in general. When I had enough of losers, cheaters, rude service and high cost of living I placed my house on sale and it was sabotaged with a...
    OceanNymph OceanNymph 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    Please, Please, Avoid South Florida At All Costs

    Why in God's name would anyone want to come to Florida? Everything South of Ocala is pure hell and the most God awful looking place. South/central and South Florida have to be one of the ugliest places on earth. Unless you are wealthy, this place is a hell-hole. Rich people...
    JamesTKirk70001 JamesTKirk70001 66-70, M 10 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    I dont hate Florida but i have had the hardest

    time making real friends and decided to start traveling. But yea dating has been a challenge too.
    koolj89 koolj89 22-25, M Mar 11

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    More Florida neighborliness.

    .. Woman cooks neighbor. Hey, maybe she was just hungry...? http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-woman-murder-cooked-body-parts-20141117-story.html
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 Nov 19, 2014

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    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    I HATE FLORIDA!!!! I hate this dumb, hot, flat, stupid, ugly, rude, nasty, selfish, boring, crushing, oppressive, conformist, depressing, blinding, crazy, doped, miserable, murderous state. There's a reason Florida looks like America's d*** -- that's because it is. And like the d...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 7 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    The people here are shallow selfish

    and condescending and don't help others. It's a hot climate with freezing cold people
    Marshalampert Marshalampert 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    Now I know why Florida “handymen” aren’t

    so handy. In Florida it seems that it’s impossible to find handymen who can fix the big systems, especially relating to the home: heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, electricity, pools, etc. It’s a real problem because the tropical Florida climate...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I'm in Florida to visit relatives again.

    The purified bottled water still tastes bad, but it'll have to do (MUCH better than tap water). I brought some food and ingredients from my home and kept it in a cooler throughout my road trip (I also should have brought my own bottled water but I forgot!). I brought the food...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    Stay Away From Florida For Your Sanity

    I have lived in Tallahassee for 15 years. I have hated every minute of it. I'm from Atlanta and I should have stayed there. But, lured by a warm climate and a great scholarship offer I came to school here and was crazy enough to stay in Florida to work. What a big mistake...
    janeway2742 janeway2742 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Florida Is Boring!!!

    I have relatives in Florida. Even as a toddler I knew that state as no good. The people are boring and unenthused, it's too hot to enjoy nature, which may I add, is dry, ugly, brown, and dying, and there's nothing enteresting there. Everywhere I go there's a Walmart, Beals, or K...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    oh man! where to begin?

    well, tonight i had stone crab and grilled swordfish with a few glasses of floridian heffeweizen (brewed by the artisans of funky buddha brewery). i've got tickets to see the new world symphony this friday and then dinner reservations at nobu (i hear they make decent sushi). i...
    nil0c0lin nil0c0lin 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    No south Florida dentist will help you with

    crowns bridges or implants etc unless you have tons of money insurance and great credit. It's scary tragic pathetic you will be Denied this care on account of money in south Florida
    Marshalampert Marshalampert 51-55, F Jul 26, 2014

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    Today I was involved in a road rage incident.

    Mercifully, no one was hurt and no cars were damaged. But a Cadillac flashed his lights at me when I was driving at the speed limit and following safely and was really obnoxious in tailgating and then blocking me as I maneuvered. I got mad and cut him off. Astonishingly, he went...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 1 Response Feb 17

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    Don't get unemployed in Florida.

    It's hard enough just getting a job in the first place in this place but if you should lose your job -- through no fault of your own (e.g., layoff), Florida puts you through the circles of hell to get unemployment benefits (or “re-employment” as they officially call it here...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 1 Response Nov 19, 2014

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    And it just doesn't stop coming.

    .. Florida man run over by own truck during road rage incident http://www.theindependent.com/news/strange/man-run-over-by-own-truck-during-road-rage/article_3a44ac2e-2f08-5873-a982-b66ae1f2f88b.html#.U9EM00lLbzI.email
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 Jul 24, 2014

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    Yet another source of insight into the weirdness

    and degeneracy that is Florida, courtesy of Twitter: Check out https://twitter.com/_FloridaMan for all your Florida bizzaro needs. I can't believe it's taken me this long to find this.
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 Mar 3

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    Lack Of A Work Ethic In Florida

    I have noticed a lack of a work ethic here. From dealing with doctor's offices, to people in stores, to tying to hire someone for home repair work.I have had people show up hours late or not at all when you need yard work done or some type of home repair. I had one guy tell me...
    sean2 sean2 41-45 7 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    I absolutely HATE Florida,

    and when I say hate that is an understatement. It is always hot and humid, there are bugs everywhere, crime lurks on every corner, and the people there are selfish jerks. Don't ever move there!
    Softballchick05 Softballchick05 13-15, F Mar 5

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    Parenting in Florida: Florida dad charged

    with throwing girl off bridge to her death http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2015/01/08/Florida-dad-charged-with-throwing-girl-off-bridge-to-her-death/5611420726436/#ixzz3OFzM52vz
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 1 Response Jan 8

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    Cesspool Of Junkie Vermin

    I moved to Florida when i was 10 from London UK, i remember NOT wanting to come but had no choice. Ive lived here for 10 years and i have hated every minute of it. i feel sorry for people who were born here, had to grow up here and have never seen what it's like in other places...
    britishlasshatesflorida britishlasshatesflorida 22-25 8 Responses Dec 18, 2012

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    God Hates Florida Too-

    I am convinced that God hates Florida too and that is why he used to send hurricanes to try and wash it off the map. I have lived here since 2005 and I feel like I am doing hard time in a prison. As soon as you have crossed the stateline and left Georgia, you have entered the...
    wiltedflower wiltedflower 36-40 26 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    THE ONLY PLACE IN THE USA THAT HASN'T HAD SNOW

    YET!!!!!!!!! WTF?! EVEN TEXAS HAS SNOW!!! this is so ****** up... -.-
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F Nov 17, 2014

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    Hey Everybody I Am New Here. Nice To Be In Here With People Who Feel The Same Way About Shittyh Florida.

    Hey everybody. I am new here. I decided to type in to google why I hate Florida and I came across this site. I was glad to see people who shared my feelings. So I want to hear more stories and have you cool people reply to my experience as well. I moved to this...
    goldsgymdamon goldsgymdamon 26-30, M 13 Responses May 10, 2010

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    We're on the verge of an election to legalize

    medical marijuana in Florida with Amendment 2. Down in Southwestern Florida (Naples, Fort Myers, Marco Island) there's a big movement to stop it and the local conservative boards (county commissions, city councils) are trying to make it as difficult as possible to dispense any...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 2 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    I Hate Florida

    At the end of September, my parents sold their house up in Pennsylvania and moved down here to SW Florida permanently. As I had been living with them while I worked my part-time job and took classes, I decided it would be best to move down here with them until I finish classes...
    MissingPA MissingPA 26-30, M 9 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    I'm in the W.P.B. area.

    ... There are many N.Y.ers here, thank God!! I love the aqua blue beach, and big blue sky, that is why I stay for the most part. I had lived on L.I., in New York up until I was almost 22. Then, do to unforeseen circumstances I had to move, and if you think FL is bad live in...
    nativeNYR50 nativeNYR50 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Only in Florida could we have something like

    "Fangate." I mean, really. For those who may be reading this from outside Florida, haven't logged onto the Internet for the past week or just don't follow Florida politics, "Fangate" occurred on Oct. 15, 2014 during a debate between former Florida Governor Charlie Crist...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 1 Response Oct 21, 2014

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    I can't even open my window

    because a swarm of nasty flies, mosquitoes and smaller insects make their way into my room to begin a flying musical of annoyance. It doesn't matter what time of the year is it even in winter and cold these little ******* get together out of nowhere like a pestilence. I...
    OceanNymph OceanNymph 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I had occasion to go north again

    for a brief visit. What a joy! I had forgotten how much I missed the sheer diversity of people, people of all races and ages and types. Being in a northern city was like sitting down to a meal of a delicious gumbo, or a spicy masala, or a brilliant bouillabaisse, or a...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Florida, The Drug State

    Florida is a swamp in so many ways. Its a breeding ground for bugs, snakes,and some of the worst two legged vermin in the world. In 6 trips over a ten year period, only one being voluntary, its always the same thing: Miserable  weather, ignorant, arrogant people, and a...
    Sheperdov Sheperdov 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 31, 2010

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    The Mold Is Killing Me, The Doctors Are Crooks, I'M Outta Here

    Inherited a place. Arrived May 1, 2012. Never been allergic to anything or in hospital. Within 2 months I'm in heart failure and 8 days in hospital due to sever allergy to mold alternaria, which is everywhere outside. They also managed to infect me with MRSA, destroyed my veins...
    Durersleuth Durersleuth 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    Another milestone reached!

    Florida Public Schools Ranking Falls to 28th in Nation http://www.wtvy.com/home/headlines/Florida-Public-Schools-Ranking-Falls-to-28th-in-Nation-287951781.html
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 Jan 16

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    When I say I hate Florida that's an

    understatement. I moved here from Pennsylvania about 3 months ago. There are many reasons as to why I hate Florida, one of them being the schools. I have an illness as to where I cannot attend tradition high school, I have to do cyber if I want to finish. Unfortunately they only...
    lyssa12345 lyssa12345 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Get Me Out Of The Heat And Crowds!

      Ten reasons I hate Florida. There are certainly more. The asset to living in Tampa Bay is the beach in winter and at night. I love that. But other than that, here is my laundry list of gripes: Heat is unbearable for more than half the year Huge crowds of...
    alabamaborn alabamaborn 56-60, F 18 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    Is It Florida Or Just Tampa Bay

    I am just curious...I have lived 7 HORRIBLE years in this hellish state!  I have lived in the Tampa Bay and my exerience seemspretty similar to most others.  The only other place I have been to in FL has been Sanibel, which was great because I was onvacation and kind of CUT OFF...
    hrrcomisso hrrcomisso 31-35 32 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    People who get tired of Northern winters tend

    to move to Florida looking for paradise and a place without snow. The problem is, it's too extreme of a change. Unless you LOVE hot weather (and I don't mean Michigan summer hot. I mean sauna hot), you're just exchanging a miserable winter for a miserable summer. As someone who...
    Georgie0324 Georgie0324 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 8, 2014

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    Florida Woman Offers Van

    as Collateral for Alleged Hit on Husband.Now we know how much life is worth in Florida: 1 pizza delivery van and three other vehicles.That's pretty much what I always suspected. The full story is here:http://abcnews.go.com/US/florida-woman-offers-van-collateral-alleged-hit...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 Dec 23, 2014

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    The Reality...

    This group is fantastic. Where do I begin? I have been coming to FL since my grandparents moved down here. I spent nearly every single summer as a kid down here chillin by the pool, going to the beaches and visiting the cool water parks and flea markets. My childhood had been...
    PsychobillyDan PsychobillyDan 36-40, M 8 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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