I Hate Iowa

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    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
    7 Responses Aug 11, 2010

    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

    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
    2 Responses May 25, 2011

    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

    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
    1 Response Jun 28, 2010

    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

    I no longer hate Iowa.

    ...so please no more nasty remarks about comments I made almost three years ago.Thanks!
    Beyoungyou Beyoungyou
    56-60, F
    Jan 2

    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

    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


    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
    1 Response Jul 15, 2009

    I moved from Mississippi to Iowa,

    a few years ago. I had invested in a house which sold. My wife wanted to move from that god forsaken place we were not treated well because we came from up north. It was scary for us. Well we moved to Iowa, people are friendly enough but the medical for back injuries is...
    Fancyod Fancyod
    56-60, M
    Mar 10

    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
    3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

    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


    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
    3 Responses Oct 25, 2010

    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
    4 Responses Mar 30, 2010

    I heard that Iowa was full of meth,

    I saw on HBO meth made in America.... any truth to that undercover documentary?
    deleted deleted
    Jul 13, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Aug 7, 2010

    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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