Remember the episode of Family Guy, where Peter Griffin started a show called "You Know What Really Grinds My Gears"? Well, I thought I could post something similar today. The weather is super bipolar, it's Tuesday AND winter is coming... Why not bitch a little? I'm sure a lot of you will actually relate to this post anyway. So here you go, without further ado, ten Montreal things that drive me completely nuts.
1. Cell phones
Every time I get together with my friends, it's pretty much impossible to get their undivided attention. Why? Because they're constantly on their freaking phones. Although, I have to admit, I have this problem as well. I'm trying to make a new rule - no one is allowed to take their phones out at a table.
2. Fake "friends"
You know when you don't go out for a while and then, when you finally do, you bump into a bunch of party people. They usually say things like, "OMG! Where have you been? I haven't seen you in so long! I've missed you!" You're lying. How can you possibly miss me? You probably don't even remember what my name is. Random people pretending to love you is gross.
3. Slow walkers
You know when you're rushing somewhere on a busy street like Ste-Catherine and people in front of you are walking ridiculously slow. Worst. Feeling. Ever. There should be a separate sidewalk for slow walkers. You guys shouldn't walk next to people who actually have things to do, sorry.
4. Impolite people on public transit
I have been taking public transit for the last two months and I have seen some weird shit... but the thing that pisses me off the most is when young people don't offer their seats to the elderly. Instead, they just push them away in a busy metro car and sit down not giving a single fvck.
5. People who don't pick up their dog's shit
That's just freaking disgusting. Pick it up!!!
6. Aggressive cyclists
Some cyclists ride their bikes like they own this city. They cut you off even if you're driving a freaking Hummer and can totally crush them. Cyclists don't care about traffic lights and other people on the road. I can't be the only person who finds them annoying.
7. Bad drivers
Especially on Sundays, people forget how to drive. The least you could do for our city is signal your intention to turn or change lanes to the rest of the cars on the road. Ughhh...
8. Useless traffic
When there's traffic on the road because of an accident or something - it's totally understandable. But you know the kind of traffic that appears as a result of a bunch of weirdos who like to drive super slow... it's just beyond me. Please, people of Montreal, you need to stop doing this.
9. Pointless construction
Montreal people know exactly what I'm talking about. You know when the city blocks a whole street with orange cones and you look inside the construction area and there is absolutely nothing going on. Nothing! No trucks, tractors or even construction workers... They just blocked the street... Just like that.
10. Waiting at pharmacies/hospitals
So you come to a pharmacy to pick something up because you're sick af. There is no one in the waiting room and the lady at the counter tells you, "It will take about 20 minutes, alright?" What takes you guys so long? I am your ONLY client. It does not make any freaking sense. Don't even get me started with waiting in our hospitals' emergency rooms. Moral of the story - never get sick in Montreal.