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:
- Clothing (how?)
- 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.
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.