Mumbai: The City that keeps forgetting

Mumbai: The City that keeps forgetting

We all know of Mumbai as the city that never sleeps. But did you know that it was also the most forgetful city? Uber has released the fourth edition of its Uber Lost and Found Index 2020. This index is a snapshot of the most frequently forgotten items, the most forgetful cities. In this list, Mumbai has topped the charts. 

This is the first time that Mumbai has topped the list. Kolkata and Prayagraj have ranked as the second and third most forgetful cities for the year 2020. 

Here’s a quick guide for riders looking for “Lost Items”:

Over the last year, people have left objects including phones, cameras, and bags are the ones that were forgotten in Ubers cabs across India. This was followed by utility items such as wallets, keys, clothing, and umbrellas in the top ten most forgotten item category. Besides leaving the usuals behind, Indians also forgot unique things such as acrylic artificial tooth, mangoes, medical prescriptions, exam notes, kitchen tawa, teddy bear, broom, to name a few.

Below is the snapshot of insights from Uber Lost and Found Index India 2020:

Top 10 Most Commonly Forgotten Items

  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Bag
  • Wallet
  • Keys
  • Clothing
  • Umbrella
  • Water Bottle
  • Headphones
  • Glasses

Top 10 Most ‘Forgetful’ Cities

  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Prayagraj
  • Delhi
  • Bangalore
  • Kanpur
  • Mangalore
  • Agra
  • Varanasi
  • Patna

Most Forgetful Days of the Week

  • Friday
  • Thursday

Top 5 Most Forgetful Days of the Year

  • August 03, 2019
  • July 06, 2019
  • August 31, 2019
  • June 30, 2019
  • July 27, 2019

Lost items that peak on certain days:

  • People are most likely to forget a guitar on Saturdays and Sundays
  • People are most likely to forget their Business card holder on Mondays and Fridays
  • People are most likely to forget their lunch on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

The Most Forgetful Time of the Day for Indians: Afternoon Time 

  • 2 pm
  • 3 pm
  • 1 pm

Top 20 Most Unique Lost Items

  • Acrylic artificial tooth
  • Mangoes
  • ‘Becoming’ - A book by Michelle Obama
  • Exam Notes
  • Medical Prescriptions
  • Teddy bear
  • Military shoes
  • Kitchen Tawa
  • Balloons
  • Facial make-up kit
  • 1 Blanket and 2 pillows
  • Dettol bottle
  • A Rose
  • Broom
  • Safari suit
  • AC remote
  • Painting
  • Icebox with injection
  • Tambola game
  • Kids’ tricycle

Guess it is the weekend effect that makes Thursday and Fridays the day on which most people forget their belonging in an Uber. Have you ever lost anything in an Uber and were able to retrieve it later?