No conversation with a Montrealer about separatism is going to end without them being annoyed, whether it’s at you or at someone else.
Refusing to try poutine
Poutine is a Montreal staple, and a point of pride for many people in the city. So when someone turns their nose up at it, you start to reevaluate everything you ever thought about them.
Not even attempt French
Chances are when you’re out and about in Montreal you’re going to have to actually interact with other human beings - particularly ones that speak French. Even if you don’t understand any of it, not even attempting a simple “bonjour” or “merci” can become a bit annoying for the multitude of Francophones.
Saying Toronto is the better city
We get it, Toronto is pretty cool. But for Montrealers, it will never be better than our city.
Be an obnoxious frosher
Frosh week can be a pretty big nuisance for Montrealers, and you can’t really blame them, especially if you’re one of the many froshers that’s chanting, yelling, and stumbling through the streets at 2am.
Everyone’s experienced it: you’re in line to get on the bus and the person in front of you pulls out a whole pile of quarters to pay their fare, fumbling with them the whole time. Sure, it may only add an extra 30 seconds to your trip, but it feels like the worst 30 seconds of your life.
Tell them to stop smoking
Smoking is part of this city’s culture, and telling a Montrealer to stop is going to do little besides probably make them stop wanting to hang out with you.
Remind them that the “tip is not included”
From my experience, Montreal is one of the only cities where the bartenders constantly and shamelessly remind you that the tip is not included in the price of your drink.
Give them a jaywalking ticket
Jaywalking is a way of life in Montreal, so being handed a hefty ticket for it can be a bit annoying to say the least.
Forwards Paul Byron, Mike Hoffman, Joel Teasdale, defenseman Josh Brook, and goaltender Carey Price all failed their medicals and are probably out until the start of the regular season.
Defenceman Joel Edmundson is listed with a day-to-day injury and might rejoin the team in the coming days.
Meanwhile, Habs forward Brendan Gallagher was absent for "family reasons" and will return to camp soon.
There's a palpable sense of excitement going into the new season. With a re-tooled team, a bunch of new players, and a new plan of action from head coach Dominique Ducharme, the Habs are looking fresh and capable.
Whether or not they'll make the Stanely Cup Finals again this season is highly debatable, but you best believe the boys will give it their best shot.
A few lucky Montreal-area residents will be able to test refilling their OPUS cards from their phones this fall and winter.
"During the experiment, which will run from September 14 to December 31, 2021, citizens will be invited to try out and comment on a function under development for reloading the OPUS card from a smartphone," the metro area's transit authority, the ARTM, said in a press release.
"Eventually," it continues, "this innovative and user-friendly feature will allow public transit users to consult the contents of their OPUS card, purchase tickets and add them to the card in a few moments from their smartphone."
The pre-pandemic monthly struggle of waiting in long lines to refill your OPUS card is all too familiar to Montreal transit riders.
We dare say there is NOTHING worse than forgetting to renew your monthly fare ahead of time and only realizing your mistake when you're late for work and come across the long line in your metro station.
STM, RTL, STL and exo riders can apply to participate in the experiment online. The lucky chosen ones will also have a chance to win one of five $100 prizes.
On October 1, Amazon Prime is coming out with its latest All Or Nothing sports documentary series which will chronicle the 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs season.
And while that's all fine and dandy for the Maple Leafs, some hockey fans have absolutely roasted the Leafs about their new documentary because they've rightfully pointed out that the Leafs end up with, well, nothing.
The memory of the Canadiens' glorious win against their arch-rivals is still fresh in the minds of Habs supporters in Canada and, like some fans have pointed out, it's kind of silly that the Leafs are touting this documentary series when we all know how it ends already.
@PrimeVideoCA @NHL Spoiler Alert : it was 3-1 https://t.co/YWR4bqiwEv