I love Montreal! We get to live in such a vibrant, diverse and gorgeous city. I get goosebumps by simply walking on the streets, breathing in crisp fall air, feeling the seasons change - so magical and inspiring.
Sometimes, however, I stop and think, "Wait, it can't all be that perfect." And boom! The fairy tale stops and real life begins. In fact, there are certain things that Montrealers have to deal with that aren't so enchanting and/or fabulous. But hey, these things are so ridiculous that they're actually kind of awesome. So here are 10 Montreal things that are so bad they're good.
Ughhh... Montreal has four seasons: winter, still winter, 1 month of decent weather and kind of feels like winter.
But hey, winter sports, cozy Netflix nights and sweater weather totally make up for shitty temperatures! Not to mention Montreal winters... they are breathtaking.
2. Poutine for days
Ughhh... lots of horrible things happen to your body after you eat a poutine. From the very first bite to days after. FML!
But hey, poutine is freaking delicious.
3. Endless construction
Ughhh... Montreal construction never stops and, as a result, causes a shit ton of traffic and detours. So frustrating!
But hey, it gives you something to hate on AND it's a great excuse to be late for work.
4. The city renaming streets
Ughhh... That feeling when the city decides to rename University street to Robert-Bourassa Boulevard?!?! Why? Just why?!?!
But hey, it does kind of sound more exotic.
5. 3a.m. chow mein runs after a night out
Ughhh... you now you're getting fat and you should totally stop doing these things to your body.
But hey,the crowd at $2 chow mein on St. Laurent is so fascinating.
6. Women reacting to Justin Trudeau
Ughhh... women are actually having sexual fantasies about our new prime minister.
But hey,he's actually hot.
Ughhh... Montreal is opening up a gas station night club with 6 SPAs?!
But hey, it's a hoax.
Gif cred - MTL blog
Ughhh... the slow walkers are taking over Montreal.
But hey, they're actually helping our economy.
9. Taxi/Uber drivers
Ughhh... drivers are shamelessly hitting on their clients.
But hey, you might actually find love on your next ride home.
10. Highest concentration of restaurants per capita in Canada
Ughhh... we can never decide where to go eat with our friends. Hours and hours of group chats - brutal.
But hey, can't really complain about that.