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I Hate Iowa

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 People

    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Feb 18, 2010

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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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    Iowa Is a Godforsaken Waste Land

     I. Hate. Iowa. I cannot stress or punctuate this enough. I want to first start out by saying that I don't hate ALL Iowans. I have some very good friends here that I don't know what I would do without. BUT, here is my experience OVERALL: I moved here several years ago...
    narrage narrage 31-35, F 46 Responses Jan 2, 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 4 Responses Aug 7, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Oct 25, 2010

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    Gay iowa 14 add me and talk to me
    Jeremiah50158 Jeremiah50158 13-15, M Oct 2

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    I spent summers growing up in Waterloo; spent time in Mason City; and lived through a winter in Britt. Iowans seem like a friendly enough people and I really liked living there.
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    Omg, I can't stop sneezing :-( Oh allergies I friggin hate u!!!! #aaachooo#
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    I currently have 400 private messages sitting in my inbox. 400. It's so hard to filter through them and get to the ones I want to read. And now the way it's set up you have to...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I hate my father so much. He pressurize me so much that i want to commit suicide. But I dont have the guts to do so and i still have people to live for... but my father is gonna...
    ItsXainSF ItsXainSF 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Please be careful on here there is a man posing as a woman and will hack into your accounts and use your information for themselves. There most recent account has been deleted...
    mydaddom1 mydaddom1 46-50, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I am 19 and for most of my life I watched EastEnders, but now it has become dull, depressing and just rubbish. I only watch it now for the character Nick Cotton who I like, I...
    AJWilliams22 AJWilliams22 18-21 1 hr ago

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    Anyone Else?!! He is a crap singer and I don't care if people hate me after this post.
    AJWilliams22 AJWilliams22 18-21 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I hate my life so god damn much. I hate that when im in a more depressed mood my parents have to assume that I'm angry at them. I hate that they yell and make me feel worse because...
    RoyOfTheCosmos RoyOfTheCosmos 18-21, M Oct 12

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    I'm 16, and have been living with my mother and my boyfriend and his dad for about a year and a half now.But, for the most part, just know I'm safe and okay besides all this. My...
    Tarahkins Tarahkins 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I Hate God. I Hate God. I Hate God. I Hate God. I Hate God. I Hate God. I Hate God. I Hate God. I Hate God. I Hate God.
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    I hate him with everything I own. I just hate him so damn much it's freaking crazy. I hate how he played me, and cheated. And made me feel bad for how his mom abused him but then...
    katstho katstho 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I hate school I hate being here, I hate being around all the people, I hate all the talking, I hate all the work, I hate all the name calling, I just hate it.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    This may seem a bit Pollyanna, however, I do not know what it feels like to hate. I suppose I am lucky in a way. Don't let me mislead you though, I've been hated and I do not get...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F Oct 5

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    1 - I hate people who correct those for using poor grammar. The English language is vast, and we all will speak, write as we feel to be ok. Don't like it , get over it, move on. 2...
    blindfoldstacy blindfoldstacy 41-45, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i thought i hated a man, until i heard his voice again.... i cried and cried, my heart ached, and i realized i was just thinking i hated him... in reality, i fooled myself into...
    forgiveness12 forgiveness12 36-40 Oct 6

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    Yes you the deadly poison, Yes you the wicked wise, Warmth, love, levitation? No, weak, loathsome and hell-fire. I hate you, the truth I hate you, the moon Even in darkness...
    ymfas ymfas 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 7

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    When I say "I hate school" is doesn't mean I hate the education and knowledge. It means I hate selfish and ignorant people there. It means I hate stress and high expectations that...
    JessiesColumn JessiesColumn 16-17, F Oct 11

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    It amazes me that more people in the world don't hate people, or at least don't understand people who hate people. Everyone treats everyone so horribly. Growing up, I had to deal...
    chickiebos chickiebos 31-35, F Oct 21

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    So, this girl, she is my best friend. She is also my cousin, so we've known each other since we were born and stuff. She used to be kinda mean, so didn't like her. But then she...
    AvaRawr AvaRawr 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I hate school, I hate people, I hate myself, I hate this world. I hate everything.
    TheRouge TheRouge 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    I just absolutely hate it. I hate learning i'm just more of a laid back kind of person. i'm far from a dummie though,. I just hate waking up early. I have to be to school by 8:15...
    Dsanders13 Dsanders13 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    Well, my boyfriend just stormed out on me, and I'm eating myself up. Like always. I carry a tremendous burden of guilt, self-hatred, shame... Even when I do nothing wrong. I hate...
    princessslaya princessslaya 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    I ******* hate not being able to tell people to **** Off....>:( I hate not being able to hate someone, I hate caring about everyone even the people that bully me.... I just...
    Chocolate29 Chocolate29 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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    "Frankly, I have to worry about an individual who says he hates all mothers." -Block...(Heart Heart). "...I do not choose to associate with such an individual..." "That's okay. I...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 17

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    I don't want any one to reply I just want to rant. I ******* hate people, I ******* hate how they say crap about people behind peoples back I hate how they think it's okay to make...
    Chocolate29 Chocolate29 13-15, F Oct 20

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    I was born with excess fat on my stomach and even when I got super skinny and wore size 2 and I was super lean and fit I still had that stomach. Now I stopped dancing, I gained...
    InternationGal InternationGal 18-21, F Oct 20

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    The type who enjoys hurting my feelings, only by trying to get me jealous with someone who is not even a friend of mine, but rather she is jealous of me and wants to make me look...
    NinaDawna NinaDawna 26-30, F Oct 22

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    I'm a completely hateful person masquerading as a person who is completely joyful/relaxed. No one knows my true feeling about life as I always act differently when I'm near people...
    ExperienceRush ExperienceRush 70+, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I hate most christians because they are judgy and rude I hate most white people in stores people they stare for some ******* reason? I hate the teachers that judge you on the first...
    AnUnknownOne AnUnknownOne 13-15, M 6 days ago

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