It’s that gut-sinking moment when you watch your Uber drive away only to realize you’ve left *blank* on the back seat. You frantically call your driver back, but he can only get your item back to you in an hour, later today, tomorrow, etc. But hey, you’re not alone. In fact, Uber passengers are so forgetful that Uber released its second annual Lost & Found Index to reveal what items people have left behind in recent months. The 10 most commonly forgotten items left in Ubers are painfully relatable.
It’s no surprise that one’s phone takes the top spot. You put it down for a minute to zip up your coat, or perhaps you fall asleep for a fraction of a second, and boom — your phone is out of hand and left forgotten on the Uber’s seat. The same happens with wallets, too, which ranks as the second most-forgotten item.
Suddenly, with the slam of a car door, your life is over! “How will I ever recover from this loss?” you weep as you paw through your purse hoping for a different outcome.
Here are the top 10 most forgotten items. If you can check off more than five, it’s time to get a fanny pack, or maybe a few padlocks and chains.
10. ID/Drivers License
The Uber Index shows that you’re most likely to lose something on Saturdays and Sundays, especially between the hours of 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. (surprise, surprise). The happy hour period — between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. — is also a prime time to leave an item in an Uber, so beware.
Go through your “phone, wallet, keys” checklist before exiting every Uber you get into. You don’t want to become part of the Uber Lost & Found Index statistics.