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Chicago did not make Uber’s 2022 list of “most forgetful cities.”  Here are the ones who did – NBC Chicago

It’s not uncommon to accidentally leave your keys, wallet, or cellphone in the backseat of an Uber.

But what about tater tots, 500 grams of caviar, 10 lbs. minced meat, 40 chicken nuggets or a small turtle?

According to a press release, all of the above (and more) landed on the Uber Lost and Found 2022 index.

The sixth annual list released by the ridesharing company outlines “the most surprising and popular items forgotten over the past year”, as well as “the 10 most forgotten cities”.

According to the list, here are the 10 items most often forgotten in an Uber:

  1. Phone / camera
  2. Wallet
  3. Keys
  4. Backpack / handbag
  5. Headset / speaker
  6. Eyeglasses
  7. Clothes
  8. Vaping
  9. Jewelry
  10. IDENTIFIER

Uber’s “50 Most Unique Lost Items” list of articles is a bit more obscure. Here is an overview of some of them:

  • My grandmother’s teeth
  • 6 pool drains and an employee of the month plaque
  • Part of my soft serve ice cream maker
  • Metal foot
  • A piece of my broom
  • An electric washing machine and a wooden carved fish
  • Painting of Kung Fu Panda and pink air pump in the shape of a pig
  • A bucket of drool
  • A single strand of blonde hair
  • A dart that says “unleash the beast”
  • A brown turtle

According to the list, passengers across the United States are the most forgetful in the early evening, “with people reporting the most lost items between 4 and 6 p.m.”

Some of the most forgetful days on the list? St. Patrick’s Day and July 4th.

It turns out that the people of Chicago are very good at remembering to take their things with them. In fact, none of the three most populous cities – New York, Los Angeles or Chicago – appeared in the top 10 most “forgetful” cities.

Here are the people who made this list:

  1. Austin, TX (second consecutive year at #1)
  2. Charlotte, North Carolina
  3. Houston, TX
  4. Indianapolis, Indiana
  5. Dallas, TX
  6. Kansas City, KS
  7. Atlanta, Georgia
  8. Tampa Bay, Florida
  9. Columbus, Ohio
  10. Phoenix, Arizona

If you happen to leave something behind while riding an Uber — whether it’s your driver’s license or a small rhino sculpture — here’s how Uber says to report it lost and collect it.

Here is the full index of found items.

NBC Chicago

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