Photo cred -Doug
Maybe you just moved here for school. Maybe you're staying here for work. Maybe (shame upon shame) you grew up in Montreal, but on the section of the island that stretches from Westmount to the West Island. Sure, you sat through the French classes, maybe even passed them, but you still go through this on weekly basis. But still, embrace Montreal's unique brand of French/English awkwardness. Weird shit like this keeps you young.
1. Having no confidence in how to say anything
2. Smiling and nodding
Because you don't know what anyone else is saying either, you almost always agree.
3. Attempting to swear unsuccessfully
4. Saying "hockey", but not in a French way.
5. Saying "dépanneur", but in an almost French way.
6. Saying "terrasse" in a French way
...but when you're not in Montreal, making all your other English friends think you're pretentious as fuck.
7. Wondering if you were supposed to say bienvenue
8. Not following basic instructions
9. (Not) rolling your R's
10. Not ordering something because you can't pronounce it
You can order "la galette de sarrasin de la Provençale", or you can choose to not embarrass yourself in front of your date.
11. In fact, spending your entire time in line practicing how to place your order in French
Is "café" masculin or feminin? Does anyone care?
12. Missing your bus stops because you're too intimidated to talk to the bus driver
This has happened before.