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I Hate Florida

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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 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I Give Up On Florida

    Don't waste your life here. I came down here in 2010 thinking that it would be nice to live in a vacation state. I guess I was wrong. I haven't made any friends. Every time I walk into a room the people who were talking to each other suddenly stop talking, but then as soon as I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Sep 8

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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 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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    Hooray

    I can't believe I found this group. I am really a very positive person by nature. But when I am in a situation that I don't like I am believer in changing it.. This is a time in my life when I cannot move on right now. I feel like such a spoiled complainer when I vent about my...
    kjanetlynn kjanetlynn 56-60, F 17 Responses Jan 28, 2012

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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 52 Responses Oct 21, 2009

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    Public be damned! Floridians have a real lack

    of consideration for the public. It seems they just can't project themselves into the shoes of a member of the public responding to an announcement, an advertisement, or -- especially -- a posted time. Given the lack of a Floridian work ethic and an inability to consult or keep...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 Jun 23

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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

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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

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    You'Ll Think It'S You, But No Its This Rotten State.

    I moved to South Miami about 15 months ago, and everyday of it has been mortifying. The daily heat-stroke, blinding sun and sweat-bath is irritating enough to put you in a bad mood right out of bed, but what will really get you is the people. The people of Miami, mostly...
    Tylersloeper Tylersloeper 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 30, 2013

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    My Grandaughter and her Mother

    who live in Milton, FL got into an altercation and it became physical. DCF took our GD out of the home. This was 12/31/13. We traveled to Florida on Jan. 3rd, 2014, so we could be there for the court date and thought possibly they would release our GD to us. Oh know they...
    mommarch mommarch 61-65, F 1 Response May 2

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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 31 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    Are there any normal women here?

    Been here almost a year and haven't met a single woman I would call a friend. The women I work with are on a crusade to bash each other every chance they get so hanging out with them isn't a great idea. After hearing how they talk about each other's personal business there's no...
    FloriDUHsucks FloriDUHsucks 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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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 26-30, F Jul 2

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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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    I hate Jacksonville Florida,

    the jobs suck especially if you have a degree, the most you will get is $13.00 an hour minus taxes you would bring home...let me check my paystubs...$850.00 every two weeks??? So can you imagine if you just have a high school diploma...how do you live?? The school system sucks...
    carrollstreet carrollstreet 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    Just another day in Florida.

    .. Florida man allegedly smothered crying son to play video games (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/18/florida-man-allegedly-smothered-crying-son-to-play-video-games/)
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 2 Responses Apr 18

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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

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    Continuous Nightmare!

    I have been in Florida since March 2012. What a BIG mistake! Moved here with my Mom because of her health issues and she wanted to live near her grandchildren. Which is understandable. As for me I am kicking myself more and more everyday living here. Still no job, I left a decent...
    DOC379 DOC379 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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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 73 Responses May 16, 2012

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    Just another day in Florida -- crime,

    stupidity, drugs and more stupidity...East Naples man arrested after falsely reporting his own kidnapping http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2014/jun/22/east-naples-man-arrested-after-falsely-reporting/
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 1 Response Jun 23

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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 4 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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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

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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

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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 25 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    Do I have a story for you.

    . Reading a lot of your posts and you've all hit it on the head.. I unfortunately happen to be one of those poor natives your talking about lol.. Well I've lived here almost all my life born in Tampa. My mother relocated to Fort Myers when I was 2yrs old. Let me tell you this...
    bree3333 bree3333 36-40, F 2 Responses May 23

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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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    I moved here from Canada

    and my first impression was a negative one. It seemed poor and without being offensive, low class. I have been here now for 15 years. I cant stand it. The first 5 years was sun and fun. I turned into a heavy drinker bec thats the flavor here. Im on st pete beach and have yet to...
    janetfisher janetfisher 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 21

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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 1 Response Sep 29

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    I'm thirteen years old

    and I have a searing, acidic hatred for florida and anything that has to do with it. I agree with everyone here that the houses are run down, ugly, small, and way too expensive. My family moved here because they were lonely in where we lived in Georgia. Unlike every single loud...
    bookstah bookstah 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Miserable hot sun. Miserable hot wind.

    Miserable little houses. Miserable tasting water. Miserqable traffic. Miserable high crime. Miserable bugs. Miserable snowbirds. Miserable ugly countryside. What's to like? Especially in Sebastian, FL. I left thank goodness! It's better almost anyplace else.
    dawnwatson dawnwatson 61-65 3 Responses Mar 27

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    Wow, wow, wow Florida you're definitely

    bringing in some nice weather today. Just please make it cooler, I'm so tired of the humidity and scorching heat.
    marilynnrox marilynnrox 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 46-50, F Jul 26

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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 53 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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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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    It's rainy season again.

    It drives me crazy to see the Summer displays in the hardware stores and have national network newscasters talking about Summer arriving with Memorial Day. Down here in Southwest Florida it's not Summer, it's rainy season and alongside it Hurricane Season. Now we get clouds...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 1 Response Jun 5

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    Florida Is A Terrible Place To Live.

    I have lived in florida all my life and im hating it more and more as the years go by. You would think its nice to be in warmth without having to deal with the cold winters up north but its not like that. The summer never goes away, It's brown dry and swamp looking, (it is a...
    3 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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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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    Stephen Colbert totally nails Florida

    and one Floridian making a difference in a typical Floridian fashion ... http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/i8fthl/difference-makers---doug-varrieur
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 Jun 5

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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 took a 50 percent pay cut to move to

    Floriduhhhhhhh due to family obligations. It is true that there is no work ethic here. Customer service sucks. People are lazy. It's a Below The Bubba Border racist good ole boy network Podunk place. I have never heard the N word in the workplace before I moved here. Every...
    Morgana0596 Morgana0596 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 8

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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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    Neighborliness in Florida.

    .. Florida woman bulldozes her neighbor's home because she didn't like them http://www.christiantoday.com/article/florida.woman.bulldozes.neighbors.home/37331.htm Florida neighbors' decade-long feud ends in a fatal shooting http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2621463/I...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 1 Response May 21

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