The stereotype of Canadians being overly nice is totally true. Although, we’ve all had bad days where we just don't give a fvck and end up being a royal asshole. We have compiled a list of telltale signs that you're being an asshole in Toronto. If you can avoid doing these 13 things on a daily basis, you're sure to have good karma coming your way! Or if you find yourself guilty of a few of these, maybe just try owning the fact that you're an asshole.
1.You hate any form of transit you're not on.
If you're driving down Queen and you're stuck behind a streetcar, you hate them. If you're biking down College and a car merges too far on to the bike lane, you hate them. If you're walking down the street and a bus splashes you out of nowhere, you hate them.
2. You stand on the left side of the escalator.
This should be a known rule for any Torontonian: the left side is for walking and passing, and the right side is for standing.
3. Never actually move back on the streetcar.
When asked to please move back to make more room on the streetcar, you shuffle your feet a bit but pretty much stand in the same spot.
4. You don't tip the bartender.
Tipping a bartender is completely necessary, especially when you're spending money on Ubers, drunk food, and the drinks they are making you. Spare the extra five dollars and let them know you appreciate it!
5. You cancel your Uber seconds upon arrival.
"Sorry I didn't know it was surge, I'm just going to walk!"
6. Talking ridiculously loud on the GO when quiet zone is in effect.
There are rules for a reason, I'm sure you can call your dogs groomer later.
7. Not shoveling snow on the sidewalk outside your property.
Shoveling the sidewalk is not technically mandatory, but when your entire neighborhood is doing it you might as well join in. An icy sidewalk can completely ruin a commuter’s day.
8. You play your music without headphones on the TTC.
Even though you might think your playlist is fire, everyone else is wishing you would take your phone off full volume and get off the subway.
9. Driving like you're in Furious 7 along Queen.
Cool, you have a nice car. How about you slow down a bit and stop dodging traffic like you're in a game of Frogger.
10. When people ask you for money you have one excuse:
"Sorry, I only carry my debit". We are all guilty of this, and it definitely makes you feel like an asshole when you can hear the change jingling in your pocket as you walk away .
11. Paying for drunk food in only change.
I'm assuming we have all been at burrito boys on Adelaide dumping out our wallets and counting out nickels. Or at least I'm hoping I'm not the only one who makes this dick move.
12. Putting your headphones in so you can ignore everyone.
You probably don't even have music playing; you would just rather not have to interact with anyone on the PATH.
13. You have lost it on a TTC driver...
...And instantly felt like shit about it. We get that you needed to be at work on time, but the traffic is probably not the streetcar driver's fault.
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