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Old 03-15-2010, 08:25 PM
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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...I hear there are a lot of alien abductions too in Mason City....
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:44 PM
Location: Des Moines
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"And that's when the whores come in. Whores running around, doing their little behind-shake for the menfolk."
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:28 AM
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Considering it's home of the Crosstown mall...can't be that bad.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by edkaduce View Post
Mason City has a long history of prostitution. Many now middle-aged men in town were brought up with wide-open prostitution, and many were also taken to the many whorehouses in town by their fathers, back in the 1970s and 1980s. As a result, many men in the area have strange ideas about women.
Prostitution is still there, but it's a little more discreet. It's still a haven for men who like that sort of thing, just no one talks about it.
There is a significant group of men in town, most of the what you would call "movers and shakers", business leaders, who engage in sex tourism, traveling to Thailand and Costa Rica for sex with what would be considered in this country to be underage girls and boys. They don't hide the fact they travel to these countries, but they think everyone believes they go for the "beautiful smiles" and "volcanoes". It's the wives and girlfriends who really suffer - the whispers and giggles behind their backs. If you move there, you'll hear about it soon enough.
So, aside from the whores, the men who love them, and the women who stay with the men who love the whores, it's not a bad place to raise a family.
You can't bring up the prostitution thing and then completely leave out the part about that pesky Easter Bunny that torments Mason City, too. That little varment is always running around town hiding all his eggs, causing all sorts of mayhem with his affinity for pastels. What's worse is we all know the Easter Bunny has mad 'in's' with the powers that be in town so don't even think for a second your going to shoot the little bugger.

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Old 06-22-2018, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Northern Traveler View Post
Is "LA" Louisiana or Los Angeles? Eitherway - if you hate where you are, and enjoyed Mason City ... I would go for it. I would actually love to live in that size of town again, I like rural Iowa A LOT. Just make sure you don't come off with the I'm better than you attitude when you move here (especially if "LA" stands for Los Angeles) ... be prepared to meet modest people who take awhile to warm up - and you'll be fine.

As I said, I love the winter's up here - we all go through it together, it all works.

I moved to Mason City last year from out of state. There is a job market here unlike anywhere I've ever lived, crime is virtually nonexistent, and the cost of living is DIRT cheap. As far as shopping is concerned, 9 times out of 10 I can find what I'm looking for. (A home improvement item for example, Menard's doesn't carry it-but Wal Mart does. Whatever-all that matters is I found what I need.) The only thing I have a problem with is how long it takes to get settled in and meet people. I've worked with the same people for over a year, and I can't seem to get past "How are you?" "How was your weekend?" "Have a nice day.", etc. People here are friendly and polite, but you can't seem to get any further than that with them. (And they've told me that this is how they are.) I understand it takes time to get to know people and make friends when you're new to an area, but exactly how long DOES it take in this town?
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