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The Forgetful Indians

Forgetful Indians

In a recent Uber survey, Indians have earned the not so forgetful distinction of being amongst the most forgetful!

India has earned the distinction of being the ‘Most Forgetful Country in APAC’ according to the second edition of Uber Lost and Found Index released recently. The Uber Lost & Found Index is a snapshot of frequently forgotten items, the most forgetful cities, as well as the days of the week and times of the year Uber riders tend to report items as lost.

“We are excited to launch the second edition of the Lost & Found Index. With India emerging as the most forgetful country in APAC and Bangalore continuing to be the most forgetful city, our goal is to sustain our efforts in educating riders about the in-app options available to them, in case they lose something in an Uber. As we approach mercury retrograde, the time of the year generally believed to spur bouts of forgetfulness, this fun and insightful index recognizes Uber’s most forgetful riders and may even remind them to do a ‘possession pat down’ before leaving the car on their next ride,” said Sanjay Gupta, Head of Marketing, Uber India & SA.

Over the past year, phones, bags and keys top the list of items left behind the most in Ubers in India, together with ID cards, eyewear and an umbrella rounding up the top ten. But riders aren’t just leaving the usuals– everything from wedding gifts to gold jewellery, to LCD TV and child’s tent house have been reported as lost.

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

10 Most Frequently Forgotten Items in Ubers – India

1.         Phone

2.         Bag

3.         Wallet

4.         Keys/key cards/lock

5.         Clothing

6.         ID/License/Passport

7.         Eyewear

8.         Bottle

9.         Umbrella

10.       Jewellery

Most Unique Items Forgotten in Ubers in India

1.         Cricket batting pads

2.         Gold Bracelet

3.         Photo Frame of rider’s grandmother

4.         LCD TV

5.         Child Tricycle

6.         Child’s tent house

7.         Golda chingri (fish)

8.         Mosquito net

9.         Poker set

10.       Cat harness

Most Forgetful cities in India

1.         Bangalore

2.         New Delhi

3.         Mumbai

4.         Hyderabad

5.         Kolkata

6.         Chennai

7.         Pune

8.         Jaipur

9.         Chandigarh

10.       Ahmedabad

Most Common Days of the Week to Report Items as Lost

1.         Saturday

2.         Sunday

3.         Monday

4.         Friday

Most popular times of day to lose items

1.         People are most likely to forget an item between 1:00-4:00PM

2.         Riders also tend to lose their items during wee hours of the day 5:00-6:00AM

3.         While the fewest lost items reported at 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM

Most forgetful days in 2017

1.         September 16, 2017

2.         December 31, 2017

3.         June 27, 2017

4.         July 18, 2017

5.         November 25, 2017

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