What have you lost in an e-hailing service? We’ve heard many stories from people and their experience on how they were forgetful and left their goods behind.
Uber recently shared their annual Lost & Found Index which gives a snapshot of both their customers most commonly forgotten items and most unique lost items.
In the last year, cell phones and keys were on top of the list closely followed closely by headphones and wallets.
The 10 Most Commonly Forgotten Items in South Africa:
- Phone / camera
- Headphones / speaker
- Wallet / Purse
- Backpack / bag / folders / box / luggage
- Jewelry / watch / make-up
We spoke to a few people and asked them about what they had left behind:
“I was traveling to Durban and actually forgot some of my luggage in an Uber, its took me a while to realize that I had forgotten my bags. It was after a few day when I got a call from the driver who requested my details to drop it off.”
“I left my phone in the Uber and struggled to get it back. To report the missing phone, I needed details on the phone. I received a call from an Uber driver who said they wanted R800 for me to get it back, saying they know where I live and know I can afford it.”
Uber also released the list of the most forgetful cities and forgetful days.
The Most “Forgetful” Cities:
- Cape Town
Most Forgetful Days :
- As we’ve seen consistently across the South African cities, Uber riders are most forgetful on Thursdays and Fridays.
They have also shared this step-by-step video of how you can get back what you’ve who left something behind.