Lost in Transit: Uber Reveals Strangest Items Abandoned in Rideshares
In a Nutshell:
- Uber has released its annual Lost & Found Index, revealing some truly bizarre items passengers have left behind, including an ankle monitor, fingernails, and a slushy machine.
- The most unique lost items include a Danny DeVito Christmas ornament, fire sword, remote-controlled vibrator, chicken wings, six cheesecakes, painted rat traps, an important pregnancy test, dentures, a lightsaber, weed, and a single Gucci loafer.
- Jacksonville, Florida, is ranked the most forgetful city, with San Antonio, Texas, and Palm Springs, California, taking the second and third spots, respectively. The Uber app offers a $15 service to help riders recover their lost items.
As Mercury enters retrograde, a time astrologists claim promotes forgetfulness, Uber has released its annual Lost & Found Index, revealing the strangest items passengers have left behind in their cars.
From an ankle monitor to a slushy machine, the index offers a quirky and entertaining insight into the absent-mindedness of rideshare users.
While the top 10 most forgotten items are fairly predictable – phones, wallets, keys, jewelry, and headphones – the list of the 50 most unique items is where things take a peculiar turn.
Among the oddest objects left behind are a Danny DeVito Christmas ornament, fire sword, remote-controlled vibrator, chicken wings, six cheesecakes, painted rat traps, an important pregnancy test, dentures, a lightsaber, weed, and a single Gucci loafer.
Jacksonville, Florida, has earned the dubious honor of being crowned the most forgetful city, with San Antonio, Texas, and Palm Springs, California, trailing closely behind. According to Uber, the most common time for passengers to report lost items is at 11 p.m.
Now in its seventh year, the annual report serves as a gentle reminder for passengers to double-check their belongings before leaving the car. And in the event you do misplace something as priceless as a Danny DeVito Christmas ornament or six cheesecakes, Uber is happy to help reunite you with your lost treasures.
Using a feature within the app, riders can report items as lost and contact drivers to have them returned. The service comes with a $15 fee, which covers the driver’s time and effort in returning the item.
As for whether it’s worth paying the fee to recover forgotten fingernails or chicken wings, that’s a decision only the passenger can make.
So next time you hop out of an Uber, take a moment to ensure you haven’t left behind anything unusual, valuable, or downright bizarre.
After all, you never know when you might need that Danny DeVito ornament to complete your holiday decorations or a single Gucci loafer to make a fashion statement.