We moved to Montreal and it's pretty darn easy to get around only knowing english but I feel like an ignoramus. Little kids will say something in french to me and I'll have to say, "I'm sorry. I'm from Vancouver and I still haven't learned french yet." Then they'll switch over to english and talk to me. It's no problem for them.
People aren't just bilingual here either. It's really common to be multi-lingual.
At suppertime we've resolved to only speak french. I'll learn the language yet!
The translation for the above panel in case you can't read my messy printing is:
"I've got a first aid kit in my glove compartment."
"It would be better to call an ambulance."