Even if you simply adore Montreal, and plan on living here your entire life, as many of us do, there will be times when you're not in the city.\nWhether it be for work, travel, or school, a Montrealer has to leave the city sometime, but that doesn't mean you can't stay true to your roots wherever you are in the world.\nIn truth, you probably already do all of these things when in a foreign city, but just in case, here are 30 ways to be a true Montreal no matter what\nWhen someone asks for you number, you always start "514" or "438"\nEven if you've changed area codes a long time ago.\nHunt for poutine at 3am\nYou may not find it, but you need to try.\nRefer to the convenience store as the "dep"\nOpenly drink a beer in any public park\n"What, officer, you don't have the picnic law here? I have a baguette!"\nSneer at any bagel that isn't poppy or sesame seed\nIt's a bagel, not a pizza.\nOr any bagel that isn't made Montreal-style\nNYC bagels are basically just bread.\nRefer to pastrami as smoked meat\nIt sounds cooler anyway\nNever turn down free shots\nWhat are you, from Toronto or something?\nWear your Habs jersey on hockey night\nBeware if you're in Boston.\nHave wine with lunch. And dinner. And brunch.\nGo for breakfast too. It's everyone else's problem if they want to be sober for work.\nNever be phased by the poor road conditions, no matter how bad\n"You call that a pothole? Please, call me when its eaten up a car."\nSay "Bonjour/Hi" when greeting anyone\nIt's called being inclusive, duh.\nCall any piece of street art or graffiti a "mural"\nA never-ending ode to MuralFest\nNever let the cold weather keep you from going out\nWinter will never defeat us.\nAlways say "terrasse" instead of "patio"\nBonus: you'll sound hella fancy.\nCelebrate "Moving Day" on July 1st\nWhat's this "Canada Day" you speak of?\n"Happy hour" always comes out sounding like "5 à 7" from your mouth\nStrange how that happens.\nAlways be down to party with a random stranger\nA stranger is just a friend you haven't met yet.\nRep an Expos hat\nNever forget.\nComplain about what it was like in Montreal, then vehemently defend the city if anyone tries to bash it\nIt's only okay when you say it.\nAlways be hungry\nBecause we live to eat.\nNot be phased by someone smoking weed down the street\nProbably because you're the one doing it.\nPick up furniture off the street, and not think it's weird\nIt's a hipster find!\nJaywalk, always.\nTickets be damned.\nCall any major event a "festival"\nWhat else are they called?\nActually walk places\nA twenty minute walk does not justify a cab ride.\nUnderstand how tipping works\nAll of your friends back home are servers and they've drilled it into your head.\nConstantly be taken aback by how expensive rent is\nBut, but it was so cheap in Montreal!\nOnly leave your house on a Friday night after midnight\nNo matter how early everyone else goes out.\nNever be phased by a protest\n"Oh, that's not a regular thing here?"