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I Hate Iowa

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 47 People

    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 heard that Iowa was full of meth,

    I saw on HBO meth made in America.... any truth to that undercover documentary?
    morganza504 morganza504 36-40 1 Response Jul 13

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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 41-45 6 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Hate Her Because She Used Me And Doesn't Even Apologize And Then When I Have A Problem She Makes It About Her.
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    I just hate my cousin!!everytime he comes to my house .. He's just like ''can i play with ur xbox" my mom is like "sure!" He ruined my ****** xbox!!he just broke his leg .. So my...
    Mostafaelfeky Mostafaelfeky 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    I'm never shocked when people let me down nowadays. I just hate the fact that I put myself in a position to be let down in the first place.
    Bg3242 Bg3242 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I hate when people think giving birth to a kid is beautiful. Like whaaaatt??? It's freakin disgusting. What is so beautiful about pushing a watermelon out a pinhole??? Yucky.
    blackheartlover blackheartlover 16-17, F 11 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I really hate babies and young children too!!! they are ugly and bratty. they get all the attention while I am left out. I resent my nieces and nephew. my family used to take...
    donalee36 donalee36 41-45 5 hrs ago

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    I texted the person in the morning and they still haven't replied. Hate it when people don't text back.
    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 8 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I hate having to do everything on my own. I hate having to ask friends to help me move. I hate never having a plus one to weddings or a date to the company Christmas party. I...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    I mean I sort of hate them but sometimes it's pleasuring and it feels good. is that weird?
    froofykittenxoxo froofykittenxoxo 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I hate when people abuse my trust towards them...
    lilantboy lilantboy 16-17, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I've disappointed them so many times. I know hate is an extreme word/feeling, but there is no way they love me; they tolerate me. It's hard for me to get a thought across or let...
    simmerdame simmerdame 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    I hate my skinny horrid body
    bored90999 bored90999 36-40, M 7 hrs ago

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    Men are disgusting ome tried hitting on me and i just hate them even more
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    Hey guess who's back to complain? This guy! Here's what I hate: more than 1 page, a packet, and WEEKEND homework... I really hope that ALL homework is stopped. Truth about it: It's...
    Gary2015 Gary2015 13-15, M 9 hrs ago

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    I love them cause they're my parents, Although they don't know whats going on with me and whatever i'm going through but i sure as hell hate their guts so ******* much.
    hayalnaimi hayalnaimi 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    I never wanted to move to Indiana so quickly. But my husband made the decision and I was forced here. I have been here about a year and I dread it. My mother in law is a nightmare...
    Hannahmikel Hannahmikel 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    Hell yeah I hate them. Last month I got them so bad I fainted! It was horrible but I will try anything to prevent that from happening again
    dontknowww dontknowww 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago