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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Boganism, Nasty Attitudes, Entitlement. They know no racial boundaries. I thought that the recent fuss about the "mongrel" ethnic aussie tennis player by the 77 year old true blue...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    How is it possible to love someone who makes you hate yourself, wish you'd disappear, just leave my life cause apparently it's your least concern.
    jjlove138 jjlove138 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    She makes me want to kill myself just cause I'm not perfect. It's sad when all you do is yell and your child and never show if you even love them. Why is it when something is up...
    jjlove138 jjlove138 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    i hate it when they try to reach me. yeah I'm an ungrateful child
    dubidabidu dubidabidu 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    hate when people act differnt around others your a fake.
    justDlight justDlight 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    I hate when people contact me but then they never say anything interesting so they just wait for me to heat up the conversation, like tf? If you had something to tell me in the...
    Angelalahaha Angelalahaha 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I hate when my little ones are sick you feel useless you really want to make them feel better but you can't. Now I lay awake listening to my little girl cough and I wish I could...
    sefphera sefphera 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I think I hate my therapist when I first started getting help I had a man that listened and I told everything to and he was starting to help me, then he got a better position else...
    sefphera sefphera 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    Every month I go through a time where I absolutely HATE being a woman. What doesn't help is when my dad says "You need to be tough. They don't make women like they used to...
    InsaneWeirdo InsaneWeirdo 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I really don't hate straight people, I am jealous of them. I am jealous of their lives. Straight people go out & meet other straight people everywhere they go. They flirt with each...
    yolo19 yolo19 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Ok i judge people on their driving so my aunt calls me the worse back seat driver because I shoot my mouth off like how they need to retake their driving test and they need to pay...
    xxemogirlxx xxemogirlxx 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    I hate business ! I hate money ! I hate capitalism / capitalist ! The main reason is because business kills creativity & ideas . money kills creativity & ideas . capitalism...
    nikiwonoto nikiwonoto 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Oh man am I glad to find this particular group.I live in louisiana and hate it hate it hate it.The horrible storms Ive been through 2 tornados in the past and now I have the most...
    yinwinterbonnie3 yinwinterbonnie3 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    "Hupokritos" to be fair. I hate actors. Okay, I don't hate all actors, I hate some actors...and maybe hate is too strong a word. I dislike some actors. Even that would be...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I hate having people bump me, I hate people standing close to me. I hate being grabbed. I hate the hugs. I hate being touched by others. It makes me very uncomfortable and stuff.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I hate the lack of breaks, working 12.5 hrs without one blows, not able to drink water because OSHA says no but with no breaks I have gone 8hrs without going to bathroom - UTI...
    Free247 Free247 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Do you ever wonder why I use sexy avatars? Its because it gives me a lil boost. It makes me feel somewhat good, even if they aren't me...shallow i know =/ Do ever wonder why I...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I used to love it. I used to go into work early because I loved it and I love the people. In May 2014, I graduated from college and I decided to do nothing for a month; no looking...
    MrShortStory MrShortStory 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I hate being a step mother!!! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I know that blending families is a hard thing to do, and I love all of my children. I am tired of feeling wrong...
    Wzv63w Wzv63w 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    this hasn't been forever, but I have been hating her since I was old enough to understand what hate really is and why this happens. she's disgusting, literally disgusting. I abhor...
    ihateyouuu123 ihateyouuu123 16-17, F a week ago

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    It's so awful waiting for things! time seems to go slower and things take forever to happen! :P I hate waiting for someone to call me. I hate waiting for people to get ready to go...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    I hate God because I hate Satan. I think this is why most people here hate God. It's because they hate evil. They hate God because God is Evil. God created Satan. God allowes...
    Abstraktio Abstraktio 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    okay so .. this is very hard for me to talk about. I never told it to anyone. not ever. I could never open it up. even though it is healthy to talk to people but how can i when...
    quinnamore quinnamore 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I hate it, I hate nightmare. But seems like it loves me so much, it loves me to the point it happens almost every night. I sometime hate to sleep because it wakes me up miserably...
    QuInieFox QuInieFox 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25