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I Hate Florida

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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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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    Why People Hate Florida

    Lets see why People dislike Florida 1)Florida has the most Pedophiles 2)If you are a redneck young female you can kill your baby and get away with it(Casey Anthony) 3)Every where you turn you have some idiot Floridian trying to rip you off with some scam. 4)Cops here take 2...
    Jedi2126 Jedi2126 31-35 79 Responses May 16, 2012

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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 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...
    ClosetSkeleton ClosetSkeleton 36-40, M 8 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    I am stuck in **** hole Florida.

    Myself and my daughter's came here 5 years ago so I could finish my degree then LEAVE!! But aboutsix months into being here i met my now husband a New Jersey transplant & we now have 3 baby boys & five kids total. My husband has an ok paying job here, no healthcare, zero...
    flruinedlife flruinedlife 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2014

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    i came down here to west palm beach,

    florida in 2011. originally from NJ we own a business down here which we hope to sell and get out in the next few years. What I hate about it is: no change of seasons, no snow, my long hair dogs never go out due to heat, people are rude, way too many beggars and the general...
    mysty723 mysty723 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    I feel that we can talk on this website

    and nothing cant be done ,If 85% of the people are ****** up..It will have to take God personally to come down here and help these people..Avenge me on mine adversary.’Luke 18:3
    important1 important1 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 14, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    I found myself in the beginning saying maybe

    its me so try to take a different approach with Florida..After taking a different approach I realized I'm not the ****** up one..
    important1 important1 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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    Dream On...!

    Boy was I nuts when I moved here. It reminds me of being married and I knew I made a mistake the first year, but unable to get free. It has been an education and taught me that people are basically bad. I used to be religious and, like Anne Frank, thought people were basically...
    largomargo largomargo 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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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...........

    I can't believe there is a whole section of a website dedicated to this! It's fantastic! I was born in Lockport New York, and lived in various parts of Western New York my whole life (Niagara Falls, Buffalo,Lockport,Amherst,North Tonowanda,Akron, etc..) until sept 2011...
    gnr1989 gnr1989 18-21, M 9 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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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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    Guess where i am for a family reunion?

    It's so hot, I don't even want to go outside.
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Misery truly loves company

    because I never felt good about how I felt about florida until someone else totally agreed. I don't want people to try to make me feel better about it. It sucks balls here. I am so tired of people looking puzzled when I say I hate it here. They say there's Disney and universal...
    Brightfuture99 Brightfuture99 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A Trap Not Just For Tourists.

    I moved to Florida in the spring of 1999 at 26 years old. I am from the midwest - Detroit and Minneapolis to be exact, and I thought life could go nowhere but up. I thought I was moving in with an awesome girl and we were going to go diving and swimming in the ocean and we'd be...
    gurensan gurensan 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 14, 2012

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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 17 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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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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    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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    John Oliver brilliantly brings out Florida's

    indifference to human suffering in pursuit of budget-cutting -- and the ties between an inhumane company and a despicable governor. But then, it takes a felon who escaped punishment to really appreciate the prison system. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150428066154975
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 1 Response Jul 21, 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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    Today I suddenly had this insane,

    overwhelming longing to feel cool air on my face. Not air conditioned air but cool, natural air, as in a fresh, cool breeze. Here in Florida I'm sweaty all the time, at all hours. Even going outside for a few minutes makes me sweat. I want to feel cool air again, like the kind...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 1 Response Jul 8, 2014

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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 29 Responses May 13, 2011

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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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    THERE ARE PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 60 WALKING

    THE STREETS OF AMERICA! You won't believe this if you live in Southwest Florida. I had the chance to travel back north for a little while. It was cold, but so what? The people were awake, alert, alive! They're doing things and making a difference! What a contrast to the...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 19 hrs ago

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    Dear Florida...i Hate You.

    I moved to Florida almost 5 years ago after I got married.  Being from the midwest I was nervous about the move and my husband told me that if I didn't like it we could move back after a year.  His reason for wanting to live in Florida was that he could be close to the...
    narwen000 narwen000 31-35, F 53 Responses Oct 21, 2009

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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 56 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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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