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You won't believe the things people have left behind in a cab

And we have a survey to prove that

Nairita Mukherjee Noir_Memoir 16 March 2018, 11:09 PM
Sonam Kapoor drives a cab in Players. No, nobody forgot their cricketing gear in the backseat.

Sonam Kapoor drives a cab in Players. No, nobody forgot their cricketing gear in the backseat. Image: Twitter

You've heard of the usual things people forget in a cab — wallets, keys, umbrellas. But not everyone is as boring this. 

Some really interesting people have managed to leave behind an LCD television. Yes, no kidding. We even have a survey to prove it.

The second edition of The Uber Lost and Found Index reveals bizarre details about things people leave in the car when deboarding. Turns out India is one of the top 3 most forgetful countries. And guess which city tops the charts? Bangalore! 







"As we approach mercury retrograde, the time of the year generally believed to spur bouts of forgetfulness, this fun and insightful index recognises Uber's most forgetful riders and is a reminder to them to do a 'possession pat down' before they get off from their next Uber ride," said Sanjay Gupta, head of marketing, Uber India and SA, as he shared this cool survey with us. 

Now we know what you're thinking. What's mercury retrograde, right? Well, something on the lines Mangal ki dasha bhari. TBH we're neither very sure nor in sync with whatever we read about this. But we're definitely interested to know about the things we left behind in the cab. 

Now the usual most-lost things are pretty obvious. They are: 

  • Phone
  • Bag
  • Wallet
  • Keys/key cards/lock
  • Clothing
  • ID/License/Passport
  • Eyewear
  • Bottle
  • Umbrella
  • Jewellery







In that order. Not impressed? Well, wait till we give you the dope. 

Most unique items forgotten in Ubers are: 

Cricket batting pads — Because cricket is uncool, let's face it. 

Gold bracelet — All that glitters may be gold. 

Photo frame of rider’s grandmother — Well, that's perhaps why people have photos on their phones in this decade. 






LCD TV — I knew something was missing in the living room. 

Child tricycle — At least we didn't forget the child. 

Child tent house — Again, same as above. 

Golda chingri (fish) — For a Bengali, this is an even bigger crime than not being able to sing Rabindra Sangeet. 




Mosquito net — Why did I even have this one? 

Poker set — Nope it wasn't that. We were bluffing. 

Cat harness — Hey, the cat didn't want it. She has a mind of her own. 

So what's the craziest thing you've left behind in a cab? I once left my self-esteem. Sigh!

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