Uber recently released its fifth annual Lost & Found Index for Canada that unveils the most commonly forgotten items, the most "uniquely" forgotten items, and the most "forgetful" cities. According to the brand smartphones, headphones, wallets, and keys are topping the list of most commonly forgotten items. Some unique lost items include a framed diploma, an OVO Chain, a retainer with a tooth attached to it, and a microwave – to name a few. The cities who are the most forgetful include Gatineau, Halifax, and Winnipeg, respectively.
Since this last year of travel was different than most, Uber acknowledged some timely trends that mark the moment. Many consumers forgot PPE including hand sanitizer and face shields. In addition, sports swag was often forgotten including jerseys and caps from some prominent teams. Lastly, Canadians leveraged Uber to take essential trips to the grocery store over the past year and may have missed an item or two in a backseat or trunk. Popular items left behind included milk, mayonnaise, canned tomatoes, eggs, fish, and meat.
“Throughout the pandemic, Uber has focused on helping Canadians move what matters—from frontline workers getting to and from shifts, to providing 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
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