The ride hailing company has released its first ever Lost and Found index
Ever wake up on a Sunday morning and with your Taser missing? You’re not be alone.
That’s according to a new Lost and Found index that Uber just released, which provides a glimpse at the miscellany customers leave behind. Among the weirder things that patrons have unwittingly dropped include valuable paintings, capes, a cut-out of an elf, copies of Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” and wedding dresses (though one wonders if those were intentionally dumped.) Uber’s freelance drivers have also discovered lottery tickets, vacuums, arm slings and sweet potato care packages in their backseat.
That said, the typical rider drops the usual suspects. Think cell phones, followed by rings, keys, wallet and glasses. The two busiest days for the ride hailing company’s lost and found crew are unsurprisingly Sunday and Saturday, when tipsy customers stumble out of Uber’s black cars after a night out.
Uber’s data also show that riders become less careful as the year goes on. The day before Halloween was when the most items were reported missing last year, followed by December 11 and 18 (too much to drink at the holiday party?) Los Angeles was the most forgetful city, though New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Miami didn’t acquit themselves well in those stakes either.
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