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I Hate Iowa

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 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 41-45 7 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 heard that Iowa was full of meth,

    I saw on HBO meth made in America.... any truth to that undercover documentary?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 13, 2015

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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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    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 hate my job. if i take one day off, I pay for it twofold when i get back. i realized i took NO days off last year because i was afraid that my workload would worsen. (i know from...
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    I hate the fact I'm the one making the effort yet their planning holidays, nights out Ect without me even though I already suggested that. I'm close friends with three guys I'm...
    AngelOfDeath92 AngelOfDeath92 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    Friends here are such a nuisance! It feels like they all just want one thing 😞 I hate it. Boys and girls can just be friends right??? 😕
    AngelOfDeath92 AngelOfDeath92 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I wish I had taken the advice from the few ones who informed me that my mother didn't like me and she would destroy every thing for ..I'm 36 today and the last four years I had...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    my mom paddles me hard I hate it
    heatherheadly2000 heatherheadly2000 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I work in a small group at my company in a small building. I've been here for 3 years and was okay with everyone for a while but for the past year it's been hard. I don't really...
    ACWK226 ACWK226 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I hate her cockblocking bestfriend. I am jealous. I envy him because they are thesismates :(
    theregretskeeper theregretskeeper 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    Ex Machina lol definitely hated it
    GummiBr GummiBr 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I hate the White racist owner of grow 40 and I hope karma get the best of him soon ..coz I'm extremely unhappy with how this white racist treated me and referring me as North...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I know there is nothing that can be done about my bed wetting and I understand that been doing most of my life if not all of my life but still I hate it but being wet all day...
    Abbenburnner Abbenburnner 56-60, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    im from illinois and i had to drive to iowa. never been on the highway before. well i found out real quick i couldnt drive the speed limit in the left lane lol now i hate when...
    karianne5 karianne5 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I have been so unlucky with humans even with the person who suppose to be my mother ..she was so hateful since I was a little kid before I even could walk and talk ..she never...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    In 2004 I got treated badly and heavily humiliated by two managers at hotel du vin in Brighton ..the mistreatment could possibly be racial or it could because I'm an ugly looking...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel that most people in my life are only there due to convenience. I don't feel any "bond" or connection with even my closest friends and family anymore. I know it's my fault...
    Sparklyblueunicorns Sparklyblueunicorns 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm not officially a step-mom yet and before anyone tells me that I shouldn't marry this man...I am going to someday. But...I cannot stand his children. His son, in particular...
    mmbvt mmbvt 36-40, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just hate this place. I just hate it so much. Sometimes I can't even come up with the words to say how much I hate it. My hatred for Florida never dies, it never ends, it never...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 3 Responses a week ago

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    I hate how men treat women as sex objects and worse and how nothing ever seems to happen to them....I hate how sex is used to sell everything hate how you cannot watch anything on...
    AGirlNamedKim AGirlNamedKim 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Today I almost lost my girlfriend and I never hated myself more than now. They diagnosed her with carbon monoxide poisoning. She tried to kill herself and it's my fault! I hate...
    LoloRegz LoloRegz 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    I deal with a lot of self-hatred and disgust. I'm disgusted with myself for feeling awful all the time. I'm disgusted with myself for feeling broken. My life is practically perfect...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 31

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    I hate them and I hate my parents when they give me one they hurt their embarrassing and they sting. Parents are suppose to respect us if they want us to respect them spankings are...
    CheerNikki13 CheerNikki13 13-15, F 11 Responses Jan 29

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    I'm sorry, but I need to get these feelings of resentment and hatred out of me before I end up doing something very foolish. I hate my mother. I just hate her. I cant stand to be...
    aaron812 aaron812 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    #OscarSoWhiteOh yeah, you better believe I have something to say about this! The Fire Rises!!!For the last couple of days, I've watched video after video, I've read article after...
    HiPpIeRoNiN HiPpIeRoNiN 31-35, M 5 Responses Jan 27

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    My younger brother is the most self centered pile of garbage, he thinks he has the right to take whatever he wants from whomever he pleases. I pure hate hate hate him, I have never...
    c8628 c8628 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    I ****** hate my parents.I hate my ****** *******, loser, son of ***** so called father I ****** hate him. I wish I could just stap him in the ****** face or something.He's such an...
    sweeeeeeeeeeetheart sweeeeeeeeeeetheart 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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