- Uber's 2018 lost and found index explains what people most frequently left behind during rides in 2018, and when people are most likely to lose stuff.
- You're most likely to lose your phone on a Saturday, for example.
- It also includes a lot of funny items people left behind last year, like a salmon head.
Did you hear the one about the head of salmon left on an Uber? How about an 8-week-old puppy?
Those of two of the things passengers forgot to take with them last year, the ride-hailing company said in its annual report on lost and found items.
Uber said people seem to be most forgetful between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. and that Oct. 29 and Jan. 1 were the "most forgetful days" in 2018 when people left the most amount of personal items behind. People living in East Alabama were the most forgetful, according to the report.
Here are the times when you're most likely to leave specific items behind, according to the company's annual lost and found index:
- People are most likely to forget watches on Monday
- People are most likely to forget headphones on Tuesday
- People are most likely to forget laptops on Wednesday
- People are most likely to forget books on Thursday
- People are most likely to forget passports on Friday
- People are most likely to forget phones on Saturday
- People are most likely to forget cakes on Sunday
Uber said that the items most commonly left behind include phones, cameras, wallets, keys, purse/backpacks, clothing, glasses, headphones, vape/E-cigarettes and IDs/licenses.
- 8-week-old coffee-colored Chihuahua
- Black faux fur neck cuff in a size large
- A photo of a New Year's kiss
- 6 chicken tenders from 7-Eleven
- A black and white tuxedo for a small dog
- Full set of 18k gold teeth
- Professional grade hula hoop
- Salmon head
- Medium sized medical marijuana pipe
- Birth certificate and Social Security card
- "Star Wars" skateboard
- Very important headband with peacock feathers
- A propane tank
- A tray of eggs
- White leather snakeskin Louboutin heels
- Lego championship wrestling belt
- A pack of hair and a brown brush shaped like a foot
- Ed Sheeran concert tank top
- Breast pump with breast milk
- Two packs of Italian sausage and a Thanksgiving ham
- A shopping cart
- Ancestry kit
- Lotion and beard oil
- Silver & peach colored Venetian masquerade mask
- Small handmade cat puppet
- Babe Ruth signed baseball
- White gold wedding band with diamonds
- McDonald's visor and a large fries
- "Harry Potter" Magic Wand
- A special pizza costume
- A bird
- Red pouch with hammock inside that says "hang loose"
- Cheer skirt with a lion head
- Yeezy boost 350 butters
- A mannequin
- Two pieces of my ever-so-special white wedding cake
- A fog machine
- Japanese-style mandolin
- Full fish tank with fish and water
- An Elvis cape with a few jewels on it
- One Gucci flip flop
- Red Lobster takeout
- Limited edition Chance the Rapper Starbucks gift card
- 5×7 prom picture of me and my husband
- 10 pounds of pulled pork and 10 pounds of pulled chicken
- Rose gold Kim Kardashian LuMee case
- A piece of parchment paper with sap on it
- Deer antlers and a welding helmet
- My dirty laundry
- A small plush toy of a cat eating a pizza slice
- Open Uber on your phone.
- Open the menu button on the top-left of the page.
- Select "Your Trips."
- Choose the trip where you think you lost an item.
- Pick "I lost an item" from the list.
- Choose "Contact driver about a lost item."
- Enter in a number for Uber to call. (Or a family member's number if you lost your phone!)
- Next, Uber will call your phone and you'll hear ringing on the other end as it calls the driver.
- Discuss a way to get the item returned to you.
Uber also has a video that walks you through these steps if you want a visual guide.
Note: there's a $15 fee for receiving a returned item, which is paid to the driver who gives you back whatever you left behind.
Uber says that neither it nor its drivers "are responsible for the items left in a vehicle after a trip ends," so there's no guarantee you'll get anything back, or that your driver will be able to get it to you immediately.