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I Hate Iowa

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 45 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 49 Responses Jan 2, 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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Aug 11, 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am originally from Iowa. I have lived in Knoxville going on 3 years. Met my husband almost three years ago. He has been living here 12 years. I hate it here. Glad I found this...
    bs45 bs45 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    If you couldn't tell from my username, I live in Iowa. :)
    PlusSizedIowaGal PlusSizedIowaGal 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    How do i ever get confidence in myself I really hate I'm struggling with this all my life and it stops me from doing anything :( also I really hate it I'm gay and chubby ugh I used...
    quattrodsg88 quattrodsg88 26-30, M 20 hrs ago

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    my hatred towards my dad begun in a very early age , My dad was so dominant and bossy which made hate him so much, like so much I'm 18, and since i was 14 or 13 , My dad's attitude...
    AlexanderWhite AlexanderWhite 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    i Hate love .Hate being in love .i never want it to happen to me again.
    Thepainlover Thepainlover 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    ok maybe not hate.... but I know for sure that I hate myself. I'm not that attractive, people think I'm weird so they dont talk to me, I'm not smart in school so I doubt i'll ever...
    mandycandy0123 mandycandy0123 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    The bad things: He use to curse me He was flirting with a girl I hated and he knew I hated her so badly and he flirted with her claiming he wasn't and I even saw the text they were...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I absolutely HATE Florida, and when I say hate that is an understatement. It is always hot and humid, there are bugs everywhere, crime lurks on every corner, and the people there...
    Softballchick05 Softballchick05 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    i hate myself i hate everything about me
    givenupforever givenupforever 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My teachers are actually crazy. I'm an honors student with straight A's, but at the cost of my sanity because of psycho teachers. Because of teachers I wished I had taken easier...
    AGirl100 AGirl100 16-17 19 hrs ago

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    I hate the guys that play with hearts. There's this really awesome guy that I like because he's super wise, funny and (bonus) good looking. He always gives me compliments and asks...
    jjello01 jjello01 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    Don't You Hate It It? When I go on holidays I just wish that it never ended at least if I could turn back the clock and do it all again. Like this is British weather just destroys...
    MyPreciousHeart MyPreciousHeart 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Can you just go away. Stop manipulating others and making them hate one another. You could even manipulate good friends to start fighting within themselves. I must say you have...
    mishable mishable 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    My life has been consumed, I have moved to 6 different "homes" and currently, I still don't have my own bedroom because I'm stuck at this stupid boarding school and I hate it to...
    FoxFan64 FoxFan64 13-15, M 10 hrs ago

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    the other day an old friend contacted me out of the blue and told me how he had a stress induced seizure from the death of his dad :( is body is completely broken down and is...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I absolutely hate shopping for and wearing underwear; bra and panties. I prefer going commando. That means not wearing either a bra and panties. This is the way I always dress...
    arizonacountrymomnaked arizonacountrymomnaked 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I hate fake people, they go behind your backs and talk about you but smile at you in the hallways or in a store just to make themselves feel as-if they are doing a great job of...
    Softballchick05 Softballchick05 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I don't ever get any likes ....I'm not popular ..he'll my husband and step mom continually like each other's **** so I'm left out ...I hate fb
    imissdnce imissdnce 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I really don’t like living, I hate my life and I just don’t feel like if I belong in this world. My family thinks I am dumb and that I will never achieve anything in life. I...
    Miserabelle Miserabelle 16-17, F Feb 13

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    I hate the way I am I hate the way I look I hate that I can't be better I hate that when I try I always fail I hate that my friends hate me I hate being alone when I'm not I hate...
    WhiteRice14 WhiteRice14 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 24

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    I will count the ways why I hate your religion 1- in my humble and intelligent opinion it perpetuates hate , I and I Hate haters , they are nasty people, why do you hate others ? I...
    missreeedy missreeedy 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    i hate myself i hate my body, my face,my hair i hate how i walk,how i talk i hate looking into mirror i hate how i cant talk to people like a normal person i hate that i see myself...
    yeniC yeniC 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't hate myself for the way I look anymore ... I hate myself for the person I am ... I realize how ******* awful I am to everybody!! I'm just so mean to people all the time and...
    suicidalblonde suicidalblonde 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    How can love and hate be so close but yet so far in definition? I would know considering I love the person I hate most. And I now realize that the only reason I hate him is because...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    **** you dad, and you to mom, go DIE IN A FIRE SEE IF I CARE YOU WORTHLESS *************!!!! I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE...
    GayBoyyyy13 GayBoyyyy13 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hate everything about my body. My hair used to be long and pretty but I talked myself into getting it cut and my stupid stylist chick made me look like a stupid 8 year old. I'm...