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I Hate Iowa

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    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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    well here I am! I made my first trip to iowa

    for business and the moment I got here its been CRAP. I walked into the 'best' hotel in the city only to find the place a disaster area, musty, and with nothing but rude help. I got settled into a room that smelled as if the last occupancy were still there rotting under the...
    MyCircus MyCircus 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    Hi I go by fruity punch on here. I would like to share a personal experience.So I hope its okay if I vent a little.I hate being Ignore by my spouse.Lately he comes home angry and...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 2 hrs ago

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    Lol .... I hate when I text someone and they never text back or say sorry babe I wasn't by my phone ... But when you're with them the phone stays in their hands .... Honestly I...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I can accept what happened and that I may not remember everything, but what makes me so angry is it's my job to fix it. I'm a tough girl and I won't stop fighting, I'm just so...
    Invisiblegirl84 Invisiblegirl84 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    So what if i"m not like other girls that like to wear make up and dress up you don"t have to rub it in me and you don"t have to make me hate myself more than i already am
    nagaseiori nagaseiori 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I told myself I wasn't going to talk about him on here but I honestly just need to get it all out. I really really really really really F-ing hate him. Just thinking about him...
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah 18-21, F 1 Response 29 mins ago

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    I HATE GOD! What has God ever done for me? I’ve never killed anyone. I’ve never raped anyone. I’ve never robbed a bank or stolen a car. Yeah – I’ve hurt a few...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have to filter myself so much. Online. Through Text. On The Phone. In Person. Always. I have to always be this perfectly driven, successful, smart, courteous, kind, hardworking...
    soon2Bforgotten soon2Bforgotten 22-25, F May 1

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    I'll be honest. Death seems appetizing. I just can't cope with the self-hatred anymore. I hate the way I look, I hate the way I am, I hate that everyone hates me, I hate that...
    OtakuAndEmo OtakuAndEmo 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Well, my second stepdad. My mom is in the process of divorcing his abusive *** right now. I hate that man. If you can even call him a man.. Hate him with all my heart. He would...
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7 16-17, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    He has always hated me and I have talked about that. He has said it to my face in so many words too. Well, he always portends he doesn't hear me if I speak. Yet if my mother says...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses Apr 22

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    I hate my voice. If a toilet could talk, it would be me. I do cuss sometimes, because I was bullied into cussing in second grade. By Junior High School, I cussed more than the kids...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 22

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    I don't hate being black but I hate what being black comes with. Especially as a black female. I hate that we're seen as the most unattractive. I'm tired of seeing "I date/am...
    Alluded Alluded 18-21, F Apr 25

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    I cannot believe I'm doing this, but-here we go, talking about my insecurities..| First of all, weight. I'm too ashamed to even say how much I weigh. My height, 5'8, I'm okay...
    SilencesLullaby SilencesLullaby 16-17, F Apr 29

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    Welcome to the youth of Australia: https://www.facebook.com/Perthcityfights?fref=ts Oh and by the way this page covers only a proportion of Australian violence too, as it's only...
    silvioh silvioh 22-25, M 4 Responses May 5

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    i hate how i look. i hate how i cant be who i want to be. i hate how i am embrassed about going anywhere. i look like a skinny man. i hate how dark my skin is. i hate how i have...
    ineedhelp122 ineedhelp122 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    nobody on this planet seriously gives a **** about you and all they do is say bad things about you. And nobody loves me . I hate them all and I want to fly away. And I hate every...
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 1 Response May 13

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    i hate my mom too she's unreasonable ,annoy and sometime being like idk think she knows everything and ne the one who's always right she's complaning everythings that's why i HATE...
    bettyjea bettyjea 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I hate small town life! I have been living out of the city since 2012. I started hating it there. I have been back to the city to visit but I am not sure if I would ever want to...
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F Apr 23

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    I hate feeling like i'm noting to him, i hate feeling like i'm worthless to him, i hate felling like i am a nobody in his mind, i hate the most feeling like i still love him when i...
    littleduck79 littleduck79 16-17, F Apr 23

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    I want you to like me..................................... but I want to be myself. I'm not some stupid assface guy "Hi, I'm stupid and hate talking" .............I love talking. I...
    Denzebarrrn Denzebarrrn 18-21, M Apr 24

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    I've been going to therapy for about 3 years now & at first I was okay with it cause I knew I needed it & know it's just stupid. So when I first went to therapy it was because my...
    BatVein BatVein 16-17, F Apr 28

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    I hate what I see in the mirror. I hate what I've become. Too skinny and bony. All bones. I'm a living skeleton. I'm Jack Skeleton from Nightmare Before Christmas. I'm looking more...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 1 Response May 4

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    I hate how this world use slang words instead of speaking proper language. I hate how they all dirty their skin with piercings and tattoos because they think it's "cool" (which...
    Maaren Maaren 16-17, M 1 Response May 5

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    I hate everything about me. I have a shy and nice personality and because of that people think of me as a pushover. I hate the way my body looks and how ugly my face is. I am very...
    atr7887 atr7887 26-30, M 1 Response May 6

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    I find that my situation is different than many I've read here and also very much the same. Some of these posts actually make me think "I don't have it so bad", but the bottom line...
    iwant2bhappyagain iwant2bhappyagain 56-60, F May 9