I make numerous weekly trips to the grocery store. It just works out better for me to split the shopping days instead of making one big weekend trip. I almost always go thru the self-checkout line and here are the tips I use for a smooth process: 1) For fruits, veggies and other non-bar coded items, I jot down the 4-6 digit code in the notes section of my cell phone (quicker process at check-out) 2) I organize my basket with heavier items on one side in an attempt to have an orderly loading of a shopping bag 3) At the checkout line, I have my method of payment ready and easily accessible The above three items make for a quick and easy experience for me and result in a quicker transition for the next customer. Also, this results in no intervention from the store staff…thus making life easier for them as well. I have incorporated the above method by putting myself in the shoes of others (e.g. customers and store staff). I have complete control of how I act and react, but very limited ability to influences the external forces. The same holds true for rideshare. See life from the viewpoint of the pax and you will have a better UBERing experience. A Pax will… 1) Often expect to be picked up where they are with little or no regard for surrounding traffic or a safe parking spot 2) Will rarely check the APP to ensure accuracy of the pickup address 3) Will often look at the ride as a one-time experience 4) Will rarely be aware of the UBER/LYFT policies By considering the above Four points, a driver will be better prepared for the rideshare world and will be able to act quickly for pickup decisions (safety comes first). This will most likely result in reduced stress for many drivers. Obviously, if the Pax also chooses to view the situation from the driver’s standpoint, that would make a tremendous difference. However, we have limited control over that….we do have complete control of how we act and react.