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I Hate Iowa

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I heard that Iowa was full of meth,

    I saw on HBO meth made in America.... any truth to that undercover documentary?
    psychoval psychoval 36-40 1 Response Jul 13

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Oct 25, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    And perverts! I hate guys who send me their private parts! Like no! I'm 25 I don't wanna see that! Yuck!!!!!!
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    Don't you just hate it when some guy walks up to your grandma picks up a spare walrus off the road and throws it at your gramma?
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    I hate being grounded not this past Saturday but the one before I was 35 minutes late for curfew and I got grounded to the house for a WEEK. No phone, no computer, no going out no...
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    I've always hated bras and developed a phobia to them. I know, it's weird. But I'm a transgender type, so I hate my chest, lol. Now I wear a breast binder, gives the impression I...
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    I hate chewing noises. My appetite can be suddenly turn off everytime i hear chewing noises
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    I hate it when people said, ( I can't even or I can't do this anymore) to them I said too ******* bad,
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 6 hrs ago

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    I do not like the word hate because I practice love daily and do not have room for hate in my body and mind; however, I do not like my mother. I do not like using the word mother...
    Nichole1992 Nichole1992 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    Well... I don't actually hate it but it does irritate me. Worst of all was my employer: photographs were randomly taken during meetings and conferences without checking if it...
    marmitemicky marmitemicky 66-70, M 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    This job honestly sucks because of the damn ***** I'm partnered with. She's one of those people who has this massive superiority complex and a serious attitude problem and is...
    MegaManX97 MegaManX97 16-17, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Back to school is happening all over again. Social media: hooray! Back to school~ 50% off for shoes! #1stdayofschool<3 #bcktoschoolshopping #missyou #1stdayselfie Reality...
    Violetlolla2 Violetlolla2 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Let me be very specific. I hate and want nothing to do with my father and mother or any of their children except for my younger sister or my mother's family whom I never met. I...
    RunEun RunEun 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    Why the hell are people so overly ******* sensitive? I can't even post make a post about a racist hate group without being called a racist myself. I didn't create the group, and...
    MegaManX97 MegaManX97 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    I thought kids were selfish but the Parents especially the mothers are the worst. I hate reading those stories where the Mother whines that grandma never took her kids to the Zoo...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    I SAID I HAD A BABY INSTEAD I HAVE A BABY FACE IM 13!!! I HATE AUTOCORRECT AND BEFORE THAT WHEN I TEXTED MY FRIEND TO GET THE DUCK TAPE IT WENT TO **** TAPE **** I HATE IT ITS...
    icantstandme icantstandme 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I hate myself?? *Does not compute* *Explodes* *All over my new shirt wtf*
    fuqed fuqed 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I hate being hugged because whenever someone hugs me I feel vunerable.
    Loquesoy Loquesoy 18-21, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    This is a time in my life where the expenses are far more than the income I am getting. My wages have been delayed by 4 days due to some kind of banking issue. I have such big...
    whatthedamnhell whatthedamnhell 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    If it wasn't bad enough that I was already beaten. I've had to be in hospital for the past few weeks. just in case anyone had wondered where I disappeared too. I hate hospital food...
    LonerGirl24 LonerGirl24 22-25, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    My mom really hates me.She has done so many horrible things.She did meth in the house with my two year sister home.She had an affair with a man who beats her horribly(He broke her...
    Alwaysalone101 Alwaysalone101 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I'm a hater at times lol ... With my brother and sister mostly but they ask for it ....my sister will buy something she knows I'll love it , I'll say where's that from ?? She's all...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 3 days ago

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    i hate him because he just doesn't like me any more. He is mean and cold. He shows no compassion or empathy. And i hate myself for not being able to leave. i hate 6 years wasted. i...
    akyesnomaybe akyesnomaybe 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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