Have you ever accidentally forgotten something in your Uber and only remember it just as the car is driving away?
Well, it turns out you're not alone.
The list features a range of wacky and wonderful objects riders have somehow forgotten including everything from a "four to five-inch purple toy" (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) to multiple orthodontic plates.
One rider even left a chilly bin with prawns inside. Yum!
Kiwi musicians were also a super forgetful bunch with multiple instruments being left behind including a bongo drum, a DJ controller, and a ukulele.
This year, two New Zealand cities have been ranked amongst the most forgetful cities in the world, with Christchurch in 10th and Auckland ranking 18th. The Index also found that Kiwis are the most forgetful on Friday and Thursday with the most common hours to lose items being between 9pm to 11pm.
Feast your eyes on the full list below – and most importantly, instructions for how you can retrieve your lost items.
Quirkiest items lost in Uber’s
- A small mysterious purple toy about 3 or 4 inches in length
- A Pokemon Red Gameboy game
- A translator
- A GHD straightener
- A Bike
- A singular tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
- A snare drum
- A colourful deck chair
- An electric scooter
- A DJ controller
- A mop
- A tramping stick
- A walking stick with a snakehead on top (Malfoy vibes)
- An orthodontic mouth plate
- A ukulele
- A blonde wig
- A lime green skateboard
- An All Blacks jersey
- A large painting in a cardboard box
- A vacuum cleaner
- A singular birkenstock (the right one)
- A guitar
- The penguin history of New Zealand
- A bongo drum
- A small blue chilly bin with some prawns inside and a small dish
- A vinyl record of Kiwi band Soaked Oats "Sludge Pop"
- Small dentures
- A lamp
- An O.G. burger
- Pioneer DJ decks
- A poster for the band Tool
- A James Charles makeup palette
- A badminton racket
- An NZ Navy officers cap
- Most common items lost in Uber’s
Top 20 most forgetful cities
- Tokyo, Japan
- Vienna, Austria
- Milan, Italy
- Gold Coast, Australia
- Perth, Australia
- Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa
- Austin, United States
- Cape Town, South Africa
- Fort Myers-Naples, United States
- Christchurch, New Zealand
- Nashville, United States
- San Antonio, United States
- Tampa Bay, United States
- Houston, United States
- Dallas, United States
- Phoenix, United States
- Kansas City, United States
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Charlotte, United States
- Sacramento, United States
Now if you have left an item behind the best way to retrieve a lost item is to call the driver – but if you leave your phone itself in the car, you can log in to your account on a computer.
Here’s what to do:
- Tap “Your Trips” and select the trip where you left something
- Tap “I lost an item”
- Tap “Contact driver about a lost item”
- Scroll down and enter the phone number you would like to be contacted at. Tap submit.
- If you lost your personal phone, enter a friend’s phone number (you can do this by logging into your account on a computer, or using a friend’s phone).
- Your phone will ring and connect you directly with your driver’s mobile number.
- If your driver picks up and confirms that your item has been found, coordinate a mutually convenient time and place to meet for its return to you. If your driver doesn’t pick up, leave a detailed voicemail describing your item and the best way to contact you.