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I Hate Iowa

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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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    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 6 Responses Oct 25, 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, M 1 Response May 11, 2013

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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 45 Responses Jan 2, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 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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    Related Experiences

    I grew up in Sioux County, NW Iowa, and I currently attend the University of Iowa in Iowa City (Go Hawks!). I'm glad I grew up here because I think my area helped shape me into...
    Martin194 Martin194 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I hate having asian parents. Why? Because they push you so hard in school and wanted a Full marks as always. They wanted me to be a doctor but I wanted to be a vet. I hate it when...
    Mitzeeeeey Mitzeeeeey 13-15, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I moved to Iowa 12 years ago, from Nova Scotia, Canada. Except for the extreme weather, I really like it here. Super nice people. Lots of beautiful, rolling hills and parks to...
    mrsklemzak mrsklemzak 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    is there any gay boys under age 15 near davenport iowa
    coltan108 coltan108 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 1

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    Hit me up if your in iowa. Im 25
    tractorman2427 tractorman2427 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    As Everyone Else On Here, I do hate my body. The hate is pretty consistent from day to day. Things I hate include: My mousy brown hair, my weight, my wide feet, and my round face...
    Emilys93 Emilys93 18-21, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I hate it, and i know this sounds crazy, but i hate missing school and staying in bed, almost more than i hate the actual symptoms. Dad told me this morning i wasn't allowed to go...
    bridgetdarcy998 bridgetdarcy998 18-21 3 hrs ago

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    I work for an organization in Iowa that provides services for individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and brain injuries. I currently work one on one with an...
    BigOwlEyes BigOwlEyes 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    My father was in my life,my mother's live in lover,until I was 11. That's when the State of Indiana kicked him out and it was no great loss believe me! A while before that he had...
    Bashka91 Bashka91 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I hate my family!!! I hate my family!!! All my sisters tell me to do is to watch their kids. My parents are phychotic strict and have me trapped, especially my mom. If I contradict...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I don't hate immature teens as a whole, hates a little strong. Dislike is more like it, but some teens can't help being immature. I'm still under 21 years of age, I'm an older teen...
    KawaiiDemon KawaiiDemon 18-21 23 mins ago

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    I am sick and tired of my parents telling me that they will do certain things and as soon as I ask about them they pretend they never said it and accuse me of lying about it and...
    stuckinchains stuckinchains 16-17, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    It sux being here alone wit no one to tlk to...hate being alone...just lookn for sumone to make me feel good
    tonystarkz tonystarkz 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    A big pet hate if mine being ignored... Cannot stand it... Not trying to be disrespectful to men or anything... Or cause a stir there, I know all men are different. I have had a...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    i hate school to we start september 4 but its halfdays the first two days
    kerri012 kerri012 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I think this is my problem a lot of the times. The reason I feel happy, sad, angry, depressed or bored is usually effected by being alone or feeling alone.. On here, I can be...
    heartdeflowerboys1 heartdeflowerboys1 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I don't hate anything. EP suggests I make my story longer. Is that long enough?
    SamTheMan234 SamTheMan234 36-40, M 4 hrs ago

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    I wish it would just go away...cramps suck...you get all moody and hate everyone. You bleed for 5 days straight...and you feel gross.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    You are the monster in my nightmares. The reason I want to die and kill myself. You make me cry, you are the CAUSE of my panic attacks. You are the reason I get silent or can't eat...
    Gayminniemouse Gayminniemouse 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I hate couples so much!!! Idk Why but they are so annoying for me like nobody give a f$ck about how much you love each author and you don't have to post a pic for you both kissing...
    Xproblem Xproblem 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I hate my dad. He is a selfish, greedy, bigot. I sometimes wonder how my mom ever became attracted to such a man. I think the only good thing he ever did in his life was help...
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I hate the people who said it was okay, it wasn't my fault, and allowed me to be victimized. I hate the people who told me that it was okay that I have depression. Because...
    YesterdayIsOver YesterdayIsOver 13-15, F Aug 9

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    I think I'm in need of physcological help. I hate school, I hate homework, I hate how my mind set hates everything, I hate how I can't change that fact, I hate life, I hate food I...
    MeXYours MeXYours 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    If I ever could change ANYTHING in my life, it would have been to NEVER ever have tasted alcohol. It would seriously not been any loss at all! I am no alcoholic. I never drunk and...
    Olmed Olmed 36-40 1 Response Jul 26

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    It didn't use to be this bad. I just felt like being a guy was better, but now it's at a whole other level. I look into a mirror and I see breasts, I see a vagina, and I hate...
    WhiteSparrow127 WhiteSparrow127 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    what i have for myself is beyond hate. i hate everything about myself. i hate my own existence. i hate my parents for having me. i hate god for creating such a weak helpless being...
    SlaveToMyBullshit SlaveToMyBullshit 18-21 1 Response Aug 1

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    I live nearby my cousins houses.. we live in a small neighbourhood consists of few houses... I hate them because they are so mean to me especially these 3 people.. they are toxic...
    thesimpletruth77 thesimpletruth77 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I'm adopted. But my Mother and my Sister always tend to gang up on me. Even when I'm sick, or I've been busy or something they complain or they blame for me for something I wasn't...
    rachelharperr rachelharperr 13-15, F Jul 25

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    I don't think any girl would enjoy their periods. Surely there are some who are okay with it and accept it as a part of life, but I am definitely not one of them. Firstly, the...
    WhiteSparrow127 WhiteSparrow127 16-17, F Jul 26

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    yes i hate. Because for years he treats my sister and me as we are bad people . As if we are going outside with boys and we do bad actions because his mind is full of these bad and...
    themoodofsolitude themoodofsolitude 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I hate myself and I hate my life . My mom will be the death of me. I kno teens go through this "I hate my parents stage" but this is way past a stage. I strongly hate my mom and I...
    BrownSugar96 BrownSugar96 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    I hate Myself. SO much it hurts. I'm horribly ugly. I hate that there is sexism. I hate being a girl. I hate my big breasts. I hate my hair, my face, my brain, my everything. I...
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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