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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 47 Responses Jan 2, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Ugh new/old girl is coming back to our school. She is a trouble maker and is very annoying. Ugh she got kicked out of Iowa grant and online school
    jep101 jep101 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Good is good. Hate is hate. During the last century we have seen a lot of hatred. Good is lost when people do nothing and let hatred absorb public debate.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I had never hated anyone other than this person. The worst part? I barely knew the guy. I had just transferred to a new school. One of the office ladies had walked me to my home...
    LonelyistheAdventurer LonelyistheAdventurer 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I hate Valentine's Day. Probably because I am always alone and it only reminds me that I'm alone and most likely always will be.
    Juliette18 Juliette18 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I hate her, but I miss her.She was easy to talk to and fun to be around.She lost her sister when they were young and she still has a hard time dealing with it.She told me that she...
    vivad46 vivad46 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have bi polar disorder , and I'm a jerk . For some reason I'd rather be with someone who hates my guts then someone who loves me . Who knew ? Im a piece of **** :( ... That has...
    Delusionalkrysti Delusionalkrysti 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    I hate my father, he had a spat at me, in a violent type because I'm born truthful and till date he thinks he owns, so to get me to even agree on his thoughts after all he put me...
    Insanefizz08 Insanefizz08 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    Can I just die tonight...I can't take any more of this it's like no matter what day it is it's always **** my own family hate the side of me and can't even stand me..my depression...
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I know you hate it, too.... But, I think this is my longest day since I have met you! Why? Because, we have not talked the whole day... I hope you get in here soon so we can talk...
    maleficent08 maleficent08 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    Depressed miserable another sleepless night. I can honestly say I didn't know what I was in for. My husband had been divorced from his first wife for three years before we met and...
    annacoy annacoy 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Ups and downs are just part of your life and i believe in welcoming every single thing in your life with a smile. But not everyone has the will to accept only downs in the life. I...
    chaythanyanair chaythanyanair 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    hen I was a junior in high school I was a virgin. Never had a boyfriend never kissed anyone never even held hands with a guy. I didn't even know what a first love was or how much...
    XoxoErika69 XoxoErika69 18-21, F 1 Response 25 mins ago

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    I hated how I say to people that Im proud of myself and I loved it. I hated how **** I am. I hated how I can be so confident. I hated how I interact with others. I hated how I feel...
    shishishosho97 shishishosho97 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I hate being strong when I know I'm weak...but I act that way so ppl don't look at me with pity I hate being beautiful when I feel ugly, i put on makeup and dress to impress, but...
    boxgirl1987 boxgirl1987 26-30, F Jan 4

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    Yes I hate my self it's sad to say, but I truly do! All my life I've let people down, I've never been good enough, everyone is always looking for a way to fix me or what to do with...
    br00klynn br00klynn 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 14

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    I hate you if you have a vagina, I hate you if you have a penis, I hate you if you are religious, I hate you if you're not religious, I hate you if you're black, white, asian, a...
    gumtreejuice gumtreejuice 18-21 1 Response Jan 20

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    Well technically I hate having a male body as there's really nothing male about me other than, I love women. Where do I start with why I hate being male? 1) I hate being with...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 1 Response Jan 3

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    I hate - hate hate hate - I can't stress to you enough about how much I just hate his father. I have pure hatred for that person. I don't even say "man" - because he is not a man...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I hate this I hate this I hate this I hate this I hate it I hate it I hate it
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 17

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    Today I was at the hair salon and a random old lady, I haven't ever met in my whole life called me fat. It's not the fact that I didn't ever hear it before, it's just that I never...
    ihatemyself24 ihatemyself24 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 3

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    I was watching a Youtube let's play and gee someone posted this in the comments: "Exactly my point he is human. Humans some of the most flawed creatures on the planet, full of...
    ForeverStarrs ForeverStarrs 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    In my case, it's not really a 'new' person. I've known this girl since primary school and for some reason I've never been able to establish, she's always disliked me. I've a very...
    AliasTaylor AliasTaylor 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    I hate my family My father bruising me angrily, My mother filled with neutrality , And my sister enjoying the brutality. Tearing me down happily, Yet I cover it up elaborately...
    vibhasparkle1 vibhasparkle1 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I hate the fact that we live on a strong life sustaining world infested with too many weak willed people. Alot of two legged viruses infecting the planet. To be alive breathing is...
    4thHorseman 4thHorseman 36-40, M Jan 3

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    Haters gonna hate hate hate Players gonna play play play Shake it off
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Honestly, I ******* hate being ignored. I think being ignored is one of the worse feelings. I hate when I message my friends, and they don't answer, and it shows that they actually...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 10

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    Well recently I've been getting a lot of cyber hate. Mainly from one specific person who thinks they know me. They are mocking that I battle depression and telling everyone lies...
    raraggl raraggl 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    My hole life I've been a hard worker, always doing and striving to do the best I can at the job at hand, what ****** me off are those select few that have self esteem problems,lack...
    sace1375 sace1375 36-40, M Jan 19

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