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What to Do If You Lose Something in An Uber

Hey Middle East, These Are Some of the Weirdest Items You Leave Behind in Ubers


You probably won't be surprised at some of the things people leave behind in cars, a mobile phone or wallet is something we've all panicked about at least once, but those items aren't number one on the list of things we forget in the Middle East.

Hats are our biggest downfall according to a Lost and Found list the ridesharing company has released. While rings and glasses are also in the top five, some of the strangest things on the list include paintings, lobster and Hot Cheetos (well, we've all be there with the latter, right?).

Cairo, Jeddah, Dubai and Riyadh are the Middle Eastern cities that would probably forget their heads if they weren't screwed on and on a global scale Uber reports that weekends are the worst, with forgetful days ranking in this order: Sunday, Saturday, Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

December wasn't a good month to be clear-headed it seems, as the 4th, 11th and 18th of that month all featured in the top five forgetful days, alongside October 30 and November 20.

"On Sundays, we see the biggest spike in lost wedding dresses. On Mondays, we see the biggest spike in lost skateboards. On Tuesdays, we see the biggest spike in lost swimsuits. On Wednesdays, we see the biggest spike in lost notebooks. On Thursdays, we see the biggest spike in lost suitcases. On Fridays, we see the biggest spike in lost briefcases. On Saturdays, we see the biggest spike in lost plane tickets," the company reports.

Here's what to do if you lose something in an Uber (it's bound to happen, apparently!). And check out the full details of the new report, below:

How to report a lost item

  1. Tap "Your Trips" and select the trip where you left something
  2. Tap "I lost an item"
    Tap "Contact my driver about a lost item"
  3. Scroll down and enter the phone number you would like to be contacted at.
  4. Tap submit.
    If you lost your personal phone, enter a friend's phone number instead.
  5. Your phone will ring and connect you directly with your driver's mobile number.
  6. 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.
  7. If your driver doesn't pick up, leave a detailed voicemail describing your item and the best way to contact you

The strangest lost items

  1. Paintings
  2. Lobster
  3. Sweet potato care package
  4. Paycheck
  5. Guitar
  6. Engagement Ring
  7. Rubber Mallet
  8. School Papers
  9. Chair
  10. Laser
  11. Hot cheetos
  12. Notary bag
  13. Pool stick
  14. Smoke Machine
  15. Valuable Nordic Walking Poles
  16. Pearl earrings
  17. Wedding outfit
  18. Hard drive
  19. Stroller
  20. Bulletproof vest
  21. Crime & Punishment book
  22. Valium
  23. Grill set
  24. Meat packet
  25. Corn hole boards
  26. Wooden Hat
  27. Lottery ticket
  28. Back massage device
  29. Rose Quartz
  30. Mustard
  31. Bible
  32. Elf cut-out
  33. Tap handle
  34. Expensive slipper
  35. Harry Potter glasses
  36. Salsa Verde
  37. Kite
  38. Cape
  39. Potted plant
  40. Nintendo
  41. Dog Sweater
  42. Contact Lenses
  43. Diary
  44. Tickets
  45. Arm sling
  46. Taser
  47. Vacuum
  48. Jewelry Box
  49. Money bag
  50. Violin
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