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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 44 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Anyone from iowa. Message me!!!!!
    tractorman2427 tractorman2427 13-15, M Jul 13

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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 4 days ago

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    is there any gay boys under age 15 near davenport iowa
    coltan108 coltan108 13-15, M 6 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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    im engaged but my fiancé works from 3 p.m to 3 a.m so I sleep alone every night and I hate it. im a passionate loving person. I need to be held and caressed and cuddled. I hate...
    Yungbug Yungbug 18-21, F 1 Response 57 mins ago

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    I hate my boobs because they are just too big. Im a B cup. Im a dancer and i hate when im at dance and they constantly move around as I dance. Im losing weight at the moment so...
    AnorexicAtHeart AnorexicAtHeart 13-15, F 30 mins ago

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    I hate it when people are nice to you because they only want something out of you.
    SaraRose0616 SaraRose0616 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I hate it when you get late night cravings. I've been doing so many ab workouts and I feel like I've gained muscle and I have a flat stomach but I want to watch my diet and have my...
    SaraRose0616 SaraRose0616 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I hate it when My friend get new dog...again. Where is your old friends now?
    wlsl6569 wlsl6569 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I hate it -.- like no don't ******* touch me I don't like people.
    randelynisdead randelynisdead 16-17, F 30 mins ago

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    I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    How can love and hate be so close but yet so far in definition? I would know considering i love the person i hate most. And i now realize that the only reason i hate him is because...
    verox3 verox3 16-17, F Jul 12

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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 6 days ago

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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 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 day ago

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    It is not so that I hate my mother in law because she in my mother in law. No, no, no. I hate her because she is a bad person. At the begining I wanted to be a friend of hers, but...
    emikolic emikolic 26-30, F Jul 3

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    You know what I hate? What I really hate? Is when someone tells me nothing's wrong but makes no effort whatsoever to show it. They can just tell me they don't want to talk to me...
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F Jul 9

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    I'm new to this experience thing. But The reason I joined is so that I could write about my feelings towards my "dad". Ever since I was little he's really been nothing more than a...
    aloflo aloflo 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I hate being touched over all and I hate when the doctor touches me. I know I should trust her but I freak out. Lately my body has been going to hell and my doc calls every day...
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I'm young I was never raised to hate anything i have a very caring heart I don't have a lot if hate in me so when I say I hate someone with all my hate that's Amazing There are...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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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...
    Loneliness78 Loneliness78 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 a week ago

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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 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 11 hrs ago

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    I talk about race and sexism a lot because I hate it but that doesn't mean I hate the people that do it I just hate what they do.I don't even think I have the ability to hate. Sure...
    Blatinasrock Blatinasrock 26-30, F Jul 4

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    It's not that I hate god , i don't even believe in god , I hate the idea of "god" . Me and the love my life never fight about anything but our religious differences , we are on the...
    stevexl stevexl 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 5

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    So I just really need to get this off my chest as it is taboo to mention such things anywhere else! I hate being a stepmom!! Yes I hate it... I didn't say I hate my step kids... I...
    Unleashedmind Unleashedmind 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 6

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    I really hate my family but spend each day trying to make things better. So long story short but when I was two my mom passed away and my dad played the mom/dad role for many years...
    leek12345 leek12345 22-25, F Jul 9

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    Hi, I'm 16 this year. I just really need someone who can relate to me. I hate myself so much. I hate everything about myself. And this is why. I'm Asian so ever since I was young...
    jyjho jyjho 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 14

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    Please don't hate.... haters feed on being hated. Just like lovers grow on love. Become neutral, indifferent... it takes you less energy and feeds them less. I have hated with a...
    mickyisback mickyisback 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    Let me say this as just hate me for loving so sincere and have no return treat from the one i am in love with. OK! I found out that my girl friend can walk and protest and do...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Jul 22

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