Hurry Up! Iowa And I Have the Same Biggest Pet Peeve (Are You With Us?)
My fellow Iowans: I hear ya. I feel ya. I AGREE with ya. We got this one right. My biggest pet peeve is definitely having slow internet. And would you know it, it's not only the top pet peeve in Iowa, but it's also topped the charts in fourteen other U.S. states. This is according to a new study from Zippia.
Slow internet is *LOADING* the worst, and not only for Iowans
To help them in the study, Zippia used Google trends. Interesting as I'd imagine if slow internet ticks you off, a slow Google search would be excruciating... A majority of Iowans were searching for ways to remedy lousy internet speeds, which likely took a while, mind you. The fourteen other states that share our slow web frustrations are neighbors Wisconsin, Missouri, and Minnesota, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.
Other neighbor states answered differently. Nebraskans don't like laziness. Makes sense in a major ag state, and maybe it's a bit surprising that was not a more popular answer in the Midwest. Illinois residents are driven batty by badly behaving kids, and South Dakotans dislike belching. (Huh?) What is more American than belching... LOUDLY. Come on, South Dakota.
What grinds YOUR gears the most? Littering? Bragging? PDA? Those were less popular responses from other states. Is it indeed slow internet? If it took you a while to scroll through this story, I'll assume it's yours as well. Oh, and for the record, slow phone LTE or 5G totally counts, too.
What did other states say was their biggest pet peeve? You can see 'em all here.