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I Hate Iowa

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    My wife and I moved here to be close to our

    daughter. We are seniors and we live on a small SS income. Example: I get 750 a month and my wife gets 600. That's 1350 a month for rent, utilities, groceries, doctors and personal items. We get meals on wheels mon-fri which helps a little but because of the uncaring people that...
    spenser60 spenser60 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Can't Take It.

    Uhhhhh......I am so frustrated with Iowa living. I cannot stand to be in the grocery store behind white trash buying their groceries with food stamps and paying for their carton of cigarettes and boozes with cash.  Every time you walk into the store you are not greeted...
    Brutus3 Brutus3 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 30, 2010

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    Absolutely Clueless!!

    Here is another way Iowan's are just stupid hicks. The other day at the grocery store, the bagger was a little upset that I brought my own bags. When I told her that plastic bags take 100 years to biodegrade and they have been banned in states that do have a clue — like...
    Beyoungyou Beyoungyou 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2013

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    Why Do Friends Betray You?

    I was friends with a woman for 15 years. I helped her a lot by givin her advice about her children. Now when she sees me she says she is busy and she lies and says she did not get my text email or call. I don't get it. I have never done anything bad to her. I know she can't be...
    catstevens56 catstevens56 56-60, F Mar 24, 2012

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    I Can Relate!

    It was so refreshing to find these stories. I have lived here for over 20 years. When I first moved here for my husbands job, I was surprised to find out that everyone thought they were so cool, smart, etc compared to ugly Omaha Nebraska, where I lived previously. People in...
    catstevens56 catstevens56 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2010

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    Stupid Can Redemption Law In Iowa

    Why do they even bother to have can redemption when there is no where to redeem them? All they have are those stupid machines that feed the cans one by one until the machine breaks down, which ALWAYS happens. This state is so out of touch and backwards, I can't believe I moved...
    Beyoungyou Beyoungyou 56-60, F Nov 5, 2012

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    Wow I Never Took The Term ****hole So Seriously!

    I HATE Iowa let me count the ways!1. The weather, does winter ever end?2. Customer service, obviously they have no clue what that is.3. The smell, did someone take a dump right beside me?, nope that's the air.4. Apparently  it doesn't occur to them that tipping isn't just for...
    featherjade featherjade 31-35, F 3 Responses May 1, 2011

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    I Hate Drama

    i live in a small town in iowa and i hate it, i hate it when people needs to get into ur business and there is so much drama here. 3 yrs cannot come fast enough for me to get out of iowa and move back to calif where im from.
    lonelygirl1963 lonelygirl1963 46-50 1 Response Jun 28, 2010

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    The Only Thing Bad About Iowa Is The Weather.

    All of these people complaining about their experiences with the PEOPLE from Iowa are about the most idiotic and ignorant I think I have ever read. For one you can't base an entire population of your very limited experience. For two its the PEOPLE in Iowa that you hate, not the...
    misterrester misterrester 18-21 2 Responses May 25, 2011

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    You People Don"t Know What You're Talking About!!!

    i live in a small town in Iowa, and i have to say that you guys are nutsall you people saying how mean people are here and how stupid everything is here,If you ask me, you just meet the wrong crowd,no iowa isn't the best state, but if you actually lived here and weren't used to...
    coolcoley33 coolcoley33 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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    Come For Snow In May...Stay For The Racism!

    The armpit of the midwest. A high of 33° in MAY? Right here! A city/state stuck in 1993? Check. An unhealthy obsession with black and gold? Got it. Can't stand this place, can't wait to leave
    brianptaylor1911 brianptaylor1911 36-40, M 1 Response May 11, 2013

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    Ha!

    All I have to say is that this group is a bunch of whining idiots who should consider relocation if their greatly exaggerated sounding stories are true. I've lived in Iowa my whole life, and when visiting other states anywhere from Minnesota and Wisconsin to Florida and Texas I...
    Slayer66x Slayer66x 26-30 3 Responses Oct 25, 2010

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    Not A Fan Of This State Whatsoever

    Being an open minded, educated person from Detroit, Michigan, with experience in small town living and small town “personality” around Michigan, I moved to Iowa believing Americans are Americans no matter where you go.  I was dreadfully wrong.  A distinct...
    miomao miomao 31-35 6 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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    Moving Soon

    I’m feeling so restless. The rain hasn’t clammed down.  I log on to Myspace. “you need to come celebrate my 25 b-day, I love you cuz” a comment form my cousin Alanna. I love her so much. I really need to get out of Iowa. Sure I&rsquo...
    AkA007 AkA007 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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    Dweebland

    Every day since 1993 I have listened to the "noon and 6pm" siren blare from this town's firehouse with a population of 2000.  Do they not have effing watches?  Sirens are for ALARMS.  ALARMS are for emergencies.  Tonight the high school won the...
    h8ithere h8ithere 36-40 1 Response Jul 15, 2009

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    I Want To Burn This Entire State To The Ground.

    I hate this place. I wrote an essay about it. This is an excerpt: Perhaps it is unfair for someone who has only lived here since last August to poke fun at Iowa City, but I say to hell with that. I’ve seen you for what you are. I’ve witnessed that ripple on your surface...
    jtfromsuckerpunch jtfromsuckerpunch 31-35 3 Responses Aug 7, 2010

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    well here I am! I made my first trip to iowa

    for business and the moment I got here its been CRAP. I walked into the 'best' hotel in the city only to find the place a disaster area, musty, and with nothing but rude help. I got settled into a room that smelled as if the last occupancy were still there rotting under the...
    MyCircus MyCircus 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Alone In Iowa

    I was born and raised in Merrill, MI. A town with a population under a thousand. All I could think about growing up was that I wanted out. When I was 19 I met a boy from iowa at a county fair. We hit it off and kept talking after his week in MI was over. I came to iowa twice...
    notinMIanymore notinMIanymore 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2010

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    I have to filter myself so much. Online. Through Text. On The Phone. In Person. Always. I have to always be this perfectly driven, successful, smart, courteous, kind, hardworking...
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    Many people say hate is a strong word, but when I say I hate school, I mean it. I hate it from the bottom of my heart. I hate it to the core. Today was my first day back to school...
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    I just found out JESUS predestined my friend for HEAVEN and me for hell. What really cuts me is that she thinks JUST LIKE ME I know cause if i put myself in the same life as her...
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    I think my mum who doesn't sound like my real mum really hate me ... It is a long story but since I existed I feel rejected by her and the way she talks to me and treat me shows...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Apr 20

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    I think my mum who doesn't sound like my real mum really hate me ... It is a long story but since I existed I feel rejected by her and the way she talks to me and treat me shows...
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    I think my mum who doesn't sound like my real mum really hate me ... It is a long story but since I existed I feel rejected by her and the way she talks to me and treat me shows...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    It's never good to "hate" anything. Especially people. Putting the word "ghetto" before "black people" doesn't justify it as being ok. Hate is hate, and to hate any person that you...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I know what that's like. I have a monster for a Mil. She is firstly a catholic fanatic that hates everybody that doesn't fit her ideal Irish Catholic "must think" like she does...
    anonymous1536 anonymous1536 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    In fact I know it is. I have seen love triumph over hate time and time again. The only time we see hate victorious is when those who are present are afraid to operate in love. We...
    stupendusdude stupendusdude 46-50 4 Responses Apr 18

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    I really hate my mom. I hated her and still do hate her for all I remember. I hate how she talks, what she does and so on. I HATE EVERY SINGLE THING ABOUT HER!!! She's so annoying...
    kozeni kozeni 13-15 Apr 21

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    I'll be honest. Death seems appetizing. I just can't cope with the self-hatred anymore. I hate the way I look, I hate the way I am, I hate that everyone hates me, I hate that...
    OtakuAndEmo OtakuAndEmo 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    If they watch your every move, they are a fan! its impossible for a hater to hate just another person from the crowd, they always hate on the stand outs. The fearless ones, that...
    RestlessFlame RestlessFlame 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    He has always hated me and I have talked about that. He has said it to my face in so many words too. Well, he always portends he doesn't hear me if I speak. Yet if my mother says...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses Apr 22

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    I hate my voice. If a toilet could talk, it would be me. I do cuss sometimes, because I was bullied into cussing in second grade. By Junior High School, I cussed more than the kids...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 22

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    I don't hate being black but I hate what being black comes with. Especially as a black female. I hate that we're seen as the most unattractive. I'm tired of seeing "I date/am...
    Alluded Alluded 18-21, F Apr 25

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    I cannot believe I'm doing this, but-here we go, talking about my insecurities..| First of all, weight. I'm too ashamed to even say how much I weigh. My height, 5'8, I'm okay...
    SilencesLullaby SilencesLullaby 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate Him. I can't believe He let a friend into my life He knows I would eventually kill and knows how that would affect me and still let her in. And He just ruined my life. I...
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F Apr 13

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    I never understood racism... why hate someone because of the color of their skin? Why hate someone because of their ethnicity? Why hate someone for something that they can't...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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    The dark side of me- Honestly discrimination made me and my older sister distant. I'm black and my older sister is about as white as someone who isn't can be (no one can tell...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    1) I hate when people treat me like I dont understand/ know what Im doing. 2) I hate when I sit with my best friends family over something important, cause it hurts when I know...
    Kaiririri Kaiririri 22-25, F Apr 15

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    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F Apr 23

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