Perhaps it’s been a while since you called for an Uber. But when you have the opportunity, be sure not to leave anything behind!
The 10 Most Commonly Forgotten Items:
- Phone / camera
- Backpack / bag / box / luggage
- Headphones / speaker
- Vape / e-cig
- Water bottle
The 20 Most Unique Lost Items
- 8 fishing rods from Canadian Tire
- Paint thinner
- Balloon pump
- Fake bloody machete
- Vinyl record
- Black and purple juggling balls
- Black corset
- A framed diploma
- OVO Chain
- Retainer with a tooth attached to it
- Mallet for a gong (large fuzzy end on a black stick)
- Eyelash adhesive
- Bunny tail
- Sparkling wand
People are most forgetful at 8 pm, 11 pm, and midnight—reporting the most items left behind at those times.
According to Uber, 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
- Scroll down and tap “Find lost 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 instead (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.
“Throughout the pandemic, Uber has focused on helping Canadians move what matters—from frontline workers getting to and from shifts, to provide a way to pick up groceries or other much-needed items. We’re happy to do our small part to make travel easier and more convenient, like supporting the return of those important items left behind.” – Matthew Price, General Manager, Uber Canada