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Smiley Sharing: Rider Round Up #3

Here at Smiley Sharing we share the lighter side of (Uber) rideshare and life in and around and beyond St. Louis through a daily journal of ride-a-long adventures of our mascot Smiley and his driver Michael. In our daily ride-a-longs, we scatter tips for riders and drivers throughout the post. Here at the Rider Round Up, we gather all the tips, tricks, and answers, as applied to an Uber passenger in St. Louis, in one post a week. May this help those of you out there who are new, or even veterans to Uber St. Louis have a great ridesharing  journey.

Smiley Sharing Uber St. Louis Rider Round-up: Everybody Be safe—get your rest!

Since I’m an emoji pillow, I don’t sleep, but I know humans need it to work. I want to urge all of my readers out there to take the time to get enough rest. Without enough sleep, nobody functions at their best. A normally excellent driver can become a dangerous driver when he hasn’t gotten enough sleep. A sleep deprived driver will have slower physical reaction times, and they more inclined to irritation because of tiredness.

Smiley St Louis Uber Ridesharing: Ride-a-long Tips

On a sidenote, sometimes you get a feeling in your gut that you’re in a bad place or a bad situation. It might seem weird, but pay attention to that uneasy feeling—you may be unconsciously picking up on something dangerous that hasn’t registered with your conscious mind. If you find yourself in a situation that feels unsafe, go ahead and find the quickest route out, regardless of whether it’s a social situation or a place where you feel like you’re in danger.

Smiley St Louis Mental Health & Wellness: Gratitude & Engagement

To all of our readers out there, I would like to pose a question: Do you have a partner in your life that’s invaluable to the work that you do? When’s the last time you told them, “thank you?” (Not just a generic thank you, but a thank you for specific things, such as their hard work, ideas, encouragement, strength, courage, or any of the other ways they make your life better.)

I urge you as I have encouraged gratitude in Michael for those in our lives who help make our dreams, goals, and success a reality. We need each other, because no one is truly an island. Please don’t take the helpers in your life for granted, and don’t forget to show them the same kindness you show yourself.

Smiley St Louis Uber Ridesharing: Tips

Speaking of tips, Michael just learned where the origin of the word “tip” came from: it is an acronym that means “To Insure Performance.” For those who have ridden with us and didn’t have cash but wanted to tip Michael, go ahead and head over to the Smiley Supporting section. At the bottom you’ll find an opportunity to tip us using PayPal. We really appreciate it and thank you for your support!

Read The Complete Blog here: Smiley Sharing Uber St. Louis Ride-a-longs: Moving, Motivated Monday


Smiley Sharing Uber St. Louis Rider Round-up: Criticism

There are people out there who can’t tell the difference between providing constructive criticism and providing destructive criticism. Constructive criticism builds people up and helps them grow, shaping their art and feeding their souls and minds. Destructive criticism tears people down. Bullies use destructive criticism to make themselves feel better and to beat others down. Rather than addressing their own feelings of inadequacy and failure, they choose to focus on what others are doing and do their best to make other people as miserable as they are.

Read Complete Post: Smiley Sharing Uber St. Louis Ride-a-longs: Enter the Bromeliad

Smiley Sharing Uber St. Louis Rider Round-up: How to Schedule a Uber Ride

The first trip of the morning was a lovely couple who were giving Uber a try for the very first time. One rider was a combat engineer just like Michael had been. This gentleman understood that he could set an appointment for a Uber to pick them up, but he didn’t know how to do it. To help out this rider and others, we’ve decided to share the instructions on how a rider can preschedule a Uber pickup below: Uber Schedule a Ride

Politics Ridershare Passanger Uber How To

1. Tap the car icon to schedule a ride.

2. Set your pickup date, time, location, destination, ride type, and get a fare estimate.

3. Confirm the details of your upcoming trip and tap Schedule. Edit or cancel any time before your ride.

4. We’ll send you reminders the day of the trip and notify you when your ride is on the way. We’ll also let you know if pricing changes.

Smiley St Louis Uber Ridesharing: Safety and Seatbelts

It is our hope that all drivers out there buckle up every time, encouraging their passengers to buckle up as well. (Uber requires it of drivers and passengers.) When you’re out there driving, whether you’re a professional driver or a personal driver, you’re not only placing yourself at risk when you drive without wearing your seatbelt; you’re placing the others left at risk as well.

Read Complete Post Here: Smiley Sharing Uber St. Louis Ride-a-longs: Weather & Politics

Smiley Ridesharing: Never taken Uber or Lyft?

(You get a Trip, We Get a Trip: True Smiley Ridesharing!)

Smiley Ridesharing: Your First Uber Trip is Free

Smiley has given you a FREE Uber ride (up to $20). To claim your free gift, sign up using this link: Smiley Uber Sharing

Smiley Ridesharing: Your First $5 on Lyft is Free

To get $5 in ride credit, just download the Lyft app using Smiley’s referral. (  will get credit, too.) Here’s my our referral link: Smiley Lyft Sharing

Smiley Rider 2 Driver: Mentoring and the 5 Star Experience

Not only do you have 🙂 sharing the lighter side of ridesharing in life—we would like to give you some hints and tips at work create a 5 star Passenger rideshare experience, we are here also when you are ready to be a 5 star driver.  Ready to be more than a rider? Considering ridesharing driving? Inspired to become a Smiley Rideshare Driver?  Well then, why wait? Go over to Smiley Supporting, or click on the (Uber / Lyft / Juno) link, and as a Smiley Sharing reader,  your sign-up bonus is waiting for you (check to verify that the code is still valid). In addition, sign up though Smiley Sharing, and you will also have a connection with Michael, who has been rideshare driving for a while. He’s a firm believer that all boats rise with the tide—he’ll share with you like everything he has learned to help you succeed as a rideshare driver.

Read the Full Post Here: Smiley Ridesharing: St. Louis, Uber and L.U.C.K (part one)

 Smiley Sharing Tip Prime: remember keep 🙂 sharing.

Read What Smiley Shares with Drivers: Smiley Ridesharing: Driver Round Up #3

 Take Me With You!

I hope you know that with me you’re never riding alone and that I may bring a smile to your face. 🙂

Ready to Drive?  Ready to Rideshare? Want to Support Smiley Sharing? Consider: Smiley Supporting


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