In our last post, we touched on do's and don'ts for smokers. If you missed it, the short of it was don't. Yes it is your car, yes you should care what your passengers think getting into it. This week we are going to touch on the same vein, however we are going to discuss the way your car (and you) smell to your passengers. After all, first impressions are the most important right? And the first thing anyone notices when climbing into your charriot? The smell.
There are of course both good and bad smells, however it is important to note that good smells become bad smells when they are overdone. Yesterday morning, our founder (Joe) took a Lyft very early in the morning. The car that pulled up was sharp, some great looking LED's on the front bumper to make it stand out. The driver clearly took care of his vehicle. Upon opening the door however Joe was treated to a good smell gone bad. The driver apparently had some cologne or something he must have heavily doused the car in just moments before picking Joe up. Although it was only a seven minute ride, when Joe finally got out of the car the headache that went with him was a lasting part of his day. Moral of the story?
Don't overdue good smells. If you douse your car in cologne or something else before picking up a passenger, consider driving the last few blocks to their pickup point with the windows down to lessen the blow.
What about bad smells? Smoke? Gross! Old food? Gross! The scent of the McNuggets you just hammered down between rides? The worst. Use your best judgement, and don't ever hesitate to get a second opinion from someone you trust. For best results, and a passenger that is more likely to both tip & rate you well use heavy scents sparingly. Properly cleaning your car can help reduce the number of perfumed products you need to spray in an effort to keep the car passenger ready.
One last quick thing on the topic of smells. Let's talk personal hygiene. Brush your teeth and wash yourself regularly. Foul breath and body odor can be the worst, and you often times don't realize your own smell. Be cognissent, and earn more money.
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