Top 10 things left behind in Charlotte Ubers. Plus 5 unusual items

Top 10 things left behind in Charlotte Ubers. Plus 5 unusual items
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I’ve always been forgetful, but after so much time at home, my phone-wallet-keys routine needs even more work.

I’m not alone, apparently. Uber tracks the items riders leave behind, and the top three last year were just that: phone, wallet/purse and keys.

In fact, Charlotte was the 9th most forgetful city, according to Uber’s annual Lost and Found Index.

Here’s the top 10 lost items in 2020:

  1. Phone
  2. Wallet/purse
  3. Keys
  4. Backpack
  5. Headphones
  6. Clothing (how?)
  7. Glasses
  8. Vape/E-Cig
  9. Books
  10. Water bottle (this is also v relatable)

5 unusual items: Uber also shared a few unique items that riders left behind, including a birthday cake, an entire order of groceries, a passport, guitar and a baby stroller.

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The big picture: Ridership is at all-time high for Uber since the start of the pandemic, a spokesperson tells me. In May, the platform hit a new record for drivers returning to work in response to rider demand and the widespread availability of vaccines.

  • More drivers are still needed. Lyft and Uber executives told Axios’ Courtenay Brown that rides are more expensive due to a shortage of drivers.

Of note: Masks are still required when in an Uber.

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