Alright, guys, if you know me at all, you know I'm just so, so proud to be from Montreal.\nREAD ALSO: We Are Not Canadians, We Are Not Quebecers, We Are MONTREALERS\nI love my city, and I also know that not everything's perfect here. We've got our little quirks and imperfections, just like any other place, but on the whole, the good outweighs the bad.\nA photo posted by Etienne Guit (@tienouudeguit) on Dec 7, 2016 at 4:13am PST\nPlus, the less fun parts of Montreal kind of unite us anyway, so in a roundabout way they're kind of a good thing.\nFor a long time, I was happy with just accepting the bad with the good, and kind of laughing with fellow Montrealers about all the things that make Montreal so unique.\nA photo posted by J. Li (@blooming_skies) on Dec 7, 2016 at 9:14pm PST\nBut lately, a lot of things have just come together to make Montreal known on a worldwide scale for... well, for kind of dropping the ball, if I'm being honest.\nLet's first take our "official" Christmas tree as an example.\nI don't like it. I'll be honest with you guys, it looks like a furry pillar.\nA photo posted by @audrey_pou on Dec 7, 2016 at 7:21pm PST\nI feel like they just picked a tree so it could beat out Rockafeller Center's, slapped some Canadian Tire logos on it, and called it a day.\nWhich, no. A Christmas tree is supposed to be joyful and magical, not some weird way to promote a business and compete with another city.\nA photo posted by Jonathan B. Green (@jonathanbgreen) on Dec 6, 2016 at 7:27pm PST\nThe worst part? Not only do other Montrealers seem to agree that our Christmas tree is just not nice, but it's putting us on the map on an international level.\nBuzzfeed, Mashable, Today... the list of websites picking up on this is actually a little impressive.\nA video posted by Willem Shepherd (@sweetyams) on Dec 6, 2016 at 10:09am PST\nAs if that wasn't enough, we're now also known for that pretty funny pile-up involving cars, two buses, and a cop car.\nAt least it was funny, until the whole world started talking about it. Accidents happen, sure, and we seem to have at least a semi-legit reason why that steep hill wasn't salted, but come on. We're Montreal. We're better than this.\nA photo posted by Marie-Claude Caron (@marieccaron) on Oct 26, 2016 at 3:09pm PDT\nOh, and I'm not even going to get started on all the construction/traffic.\nIt was hilarious a few years ago (does anyone else remember the "Who made this city!?" viral video? That was my favourite video on the internet forever), but now it's just frustrating.\nYou can't go anywhere without hitting a construction zone, or seeing a pile-on in the distance.\nAnd it's frustrating that other people know our national flag as a construction cone, TBH.\nA photo posted by Myriam Bouroche | Montréal (@passionmontreal) on Dec 2, 2016 at 8:34am PST\nI guess all of this, plus the BSL/pit bull banning that's been recently enacted (which, honestly, is a horror all on its own IMO), is making us known for all the wrong reasons.\nA photo posted by Sebou Poirier (@sebou) on Dec 5, 2016 at 1:20pm PST\nA photo posted by Vanessa (@vanessacjennings) on Dec 5, 2016 at 2:17pm PST\nMontreal is an amazing place; I love it. The city is beautiful, we host tons of incredibly fun events all the time, there are amazing places to eat and drink at, Montrealers are a great group of people... the list goes on.\nA photo posted by Rue Rivard (@ruerivard) on Feb 6, 2016 at 12:53pm PST\nA photo posted by Daria • Даша (@dardart) on Nov 17, 2016 at 6:10am PST\nA photo posted by Camille Rnrd (@cameliise) on Dec 5, 2016 at 10:32am PST\nAnd, honestly, I get that most people who do really know about our city know about all the cool things, too.\nA photo posted by Célestine ? ?? (@celestine.hihi) on Nov 30, 2016 at 1:48pm PST\nBut I just wish the good was being put at the forefront right now; because everyone else is laughing at the things we used to laugh at together, and when the whole world is laughing at your inside jokes, they stop being funny.\nA photo posted by Alexandre Dumas (@alex.dumas1) on Dec 5, 2016 at 5:01am PST\nAdd mtlblog on Snapchat.