- South Africans are known to be the most trusted Uber users but their forgetful ways are also well documented and smartphones top the list
- Apart from the expensive gadgets, Mzansi Uber users also tend to forget their keys, wallets and small items such as earphones and glasses
- In terms of location, riders in big cities such as Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria are the most forgetful in Mzansi
In modern-day South Africa, almost everything is done digitally, from ordering food to buying household items such as furniture or television sets.
But there’s another digital advantage, the one when you just have to open a mobile phone application and book a ride either for a bus or taxi.
It’s called Uber and this time around, we take a look at what are the most valuable items that are commonly forgotten by Mzansi riders.
According to hypertext, the publication has issued a list of items that South Africans leave behind after reaching their destinations.
Briefly News also takes a look at the list of the 10 items that top the list and also looks at the cities where riders or clients are most forgetful.
The 10 most commonly forgotten items in South Africa are:
While things are quite normal locally, Uber says globally it has seen reports of a lost tooth, hair bonnets and even frozen meat being left behind.
On top of that, the company said that the most forgetful cities (as in the cities where more folks forget items) in no particular order are:
• Cape Town
With the country and these cities mostly experiencing a high number of car crashes due to late-night partying, it makes sense to discover that people forget their valuables on Thursdays and Fridays.
Meanwhile, Briefly News recently reported that an Uber driver simply identified as Mr Osakwe had been celebrated on social media for displaying honesty after finding a passenger's phone.
The passenger, identified as Emem Ekong, said the driver returned her iPhone 12 Pro after she forgot it in the vehicle.
Emem with the Twitter handle @pweedylady2 took to the platform to make the disclosure. She appreciated the driver for driving all the way back to return her phone.
She said the world needs more people like Mr Osakwe and urged social media users to appreciate the driver.
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