TEXAS (KXAN) — From a Danny DeVito Christmas ornament to a half-dozen cheesecakes, Uber drivers have seen plenty of strange items left behind by riders. According to the 2023 Uber Lost & Found Index, two Texas cities are particularly guilty of forgetting items en route.
The most forgetful cities in this latest ranking are as follows:
- Jacksonville, Florida
- San Antonio, Texas
- Palm Springs, California
- Houston, Texas
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Miami, Florida
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Kansas City, Missouri
- St. Louis, Missouri
Typically, most forgotten items include clothing, backpacks, wallets and purses, electronics, headphones and keys. However, that isn’t to say Uber drivers haven’t seen some unusual finds in their backseats.
Unique finds from an Uber
You can take a complete look at Uber’s strangest, forgotten finds online.
How unique are we talking? Some top contenders include a toy poodle left behind, a pin of Jesus holding a slice of pizza, a Tamagotchi, two pet turtles and a pregnancy test.
Coming as no surprise, Saturday and Sunday are the most popular days for riders to forget items in their Ubers, while trends show April is the most forgetful month.
While weekends are the times riders tend to be the most forgetful, some specific items are most commonly forgotten on particular days of the week.
- Chargers are commonly forgotten on Mondays
- Keys are typically forgotten on Tuesdays
- Wallets are often lost on Wednesdays
- Cash tends to be left behind on Thursdays
- Watches and jewelry often go missing on Fridays
- Passports are neglected on Saturdays
- Groceries aren’t often scooped up on Sundays