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I Hate Iowa

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I don't hate my mom but I do hate my dad and my step dad, the reason i hate my dad is because he beats my mom and he went to jail like 5 times and had to be sent back to...
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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 4 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 5 days 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 5 days ago

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    Sometimes it hurts so much to say this things. I hate him because he things I'm worthless and he says mean things to me all the time. I hate him so much because he is a teacher in...
    lavendermist07 lavendermist07 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days 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 a week ago

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    Hi I would like to vent a little bit.I Hate getting treated like I am stupid in front of my spouse friends and in laws.They treat me like I am garbage or treat me like I am stupid...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 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

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    I live in South Florida and hate it. Too hot, too humid, it does not even look or feel like USA. Too expensive, jobs suck, salary sucks even more, no seasons, summer all year long...
    Hatehumidity Hatehumidity 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    Aussies teach their kids to hate people of coloured skin. They even criticize them for trying to integrate into their white culture. For instance, look at how this mother and her...
    malaysianinoz malaysianinoz 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 23

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    Why I feel sometimes that I hate u? What have u done to me, to make me feel the way I feel now... In between the love and the hate, I can assure you that today I hate you more than...
    l1skub4n l1skub4n 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    Okay so I spend a lot of my time in my room Being creative and improving on my self just doing my thing Yet at home I get so much hate... Specially by my pathetic pregnant aunt...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    You complain to me, accusing me of trolling, maybe you're feeling too haughty You accuse me of hanging with trolls, pedos & the crazes... Maybe I have a thing for the...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 13-15, F Jun 20

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    I hate myself because I'm downright ugly........I've never been anywhere remotely close to a date, and I've never had any girl who's had a crush on me. Never kissed anyone, never...
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    I hate him because he's the reason why I've always been so fuc*ing insecure with my body. I'll never be confident or feel good in my skin because since the age of 7 I've been told...
    lenna99 lenna99 16-17, F Jun 18

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    Hating someone is hard. I've never been someone to hate easily but hating my dad sure is easy though. From ruining my mom's credit score and breaking the divorce decree to...
    Kowalski17 Kowalski17 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 18

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