The 15 most outrageous things Canadians have forgotten in Ubers

Mar 6 2019, 2:19 am

It’s a feeling we’ve all experienced before.

The moment you get out of your Uber and realize you forgot something as the vehicle drives away.

While it’s typically something common like your wallet or cellphone, sometimes people leave behind things that are, well, a bit more unusual.

And as Mercury falls into retrograde, Uber has released its third annual Lost & Found Index, which reveals what forgetful Canadian riders are commonly leaving behind.

The index also reveals which Canadian cities are the most forgetful, and which days of the week and times people are more likely to lose something.

And big surprise here, Uber riders are most forgetful on Saturdays and Sundays, late at night between 11 pm and 1 am.

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When it comes to the most commonly forgotten items, phones and wallets reign supreme, while glasses, vapes and drivers licenses rounding out the top ten.

The 10 most commonly forgotten items in Canada:

  1. Phone/camera
  2. Wallet/purse
  3. Keys
  4. Backpack/bags
  5. Clothing
  6. Glasses
  7. Vape/e-cig
  8. Headphones
  9. Jewellery/watch/makeup
  10. Water bottle/thermos

But some of the most outrageous discoveries? According to Uber, items discovered in the back of cars have included black whips, glass eyes, and surprisingly enough, shower curtain poles.

The most outrageous items lost in Canada:

  • Black whip
  • Glass eyes
  • Shower curtain pole
  • Graduation certificate
  • Ukulele
  • Fake potted plant
  • Wedding cards
  • Dentures
  • Homework
  • Wedding ring
  • Gold teeth
  • Poutine
  • Asthma pump
  • Insulin
  • Walking stick

As for the most forgetful offenders, they most commonly live in Lethbridge, AB, followed by the Niagara Region in Ontario.

The 10 most “forgetful” Canadian cities:

  1. Lethbridge, AB
  2. Niagara Region, ON
  3. Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
  4. Montreal, QC
  5. Quebec City, QC
  6. Hamilton, ON
  7. Gatineau, QC
  8. Toronto, ON
  9. London, ON
  10. Edmonton, AB

More data revealed that January 1 and October 29 were the most “forgetful” days in 2018 —  New Years and Halloween(time), go figure.

The index also revealed that some items are more likely to be forgotten on certain days when compared to the rest of the week.

For example, passengers are more likely to forget their watches on Mondays, laptops on Wednesdays, passports on Friday, phones on Saturday and, randomly enough, cakes on Sundays.

If you do happen to leave something behind, the best way to retrieve your lost item is to contact your driver. You can also watch this video, which outlines the simple steps you can take the next time you leave something behind.

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