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4Bernard

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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 12:02:12 AM

For the handful of New York transit officials who collect and catalog more than 50,000 items a year lost on commuter trains, subways and buses, the flood of wallets, eyeglasses and smartphones is occasionally broken by tales of some of the crazier things left behind.

There was a pet bunny rabbit, a prosthetic leg, a car bumper, a tuba, a diamond engagement ring and an ordinary-looking briefcase that was opened to reveal a dizzying array of adult toys.

“We get false teeth almost every week,” said William Bonner, supervisor of the New York City Transit lost-and-found office below the 34th Street subway, which has amassed 26,000 items this year. “How do you lose your teeth?”

At the Metropolitan Transit Authority's Metro-North Railroad lost and found, five clerks oversee the 100 to 150 item
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2014 12:01:56 AM

drwong: or they were too drunk / stoned to remember? Around here that'd be more likely the case (though we don't have subways in this area anyways)
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drwong
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 1:56:14 AM

Must have been a miracle train, if passengers no longer need their false teeth or prosthetic leg!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 12:05:31 AM

Happy 2014 to you too, T42.

I agree. We need some lighthearted posts at time. Too bad some folks here are too dense to enjoy life apparently.
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:06:14 PM


Thanks for posting this comic relief piece 4Bernard.

Happy New Year 2014 to all my GasBuddy.com Buddies ;0}

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jeffbone
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:48:15 AM

"Not Newsworthy"
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 11:48:01 AM

How do you get off the train without your prosthetic leg?
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 7:37:20 AM

ok
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viperND
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 6:43:55 PM

heh
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greshams
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 6:35:34 PM

simply amazing.
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Ticobird
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 5:36:51 PM

News like this always surprises me. How does one forget a tuba for crying out loud?
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 5:29:34 PM

Looks like there are a lot of clueless people who live in New York City.
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Johnny907
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 5:14:21 PM

How do you just forget some of those things?
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 5:13:13 PM

I WOULD THINK THEY WOULD MAKE A LOT OF MONEY BY LISTING MOST THINGS ON
eBAY.
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Lairre
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 5:11:05 PM

This has nothing to do with saving me money at the pump.
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 5:09:04 PM

this is interesting
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 5:09:00 PM

Alright
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 5:01:23 PM

I'd like to see that Lost and Found section!
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 5:00:23 PM

A fun article. . .
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 4:57:32 PM

some are left on purpose
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 4:56:30 PM

Ever think a lot of those items are left behind on purpose? Don't want it, or to be caught with it, or ...
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 4:56:00 PM

Again with the NON-car drivers talking points on GASbuddy.com !!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 4:53:54 PM

Funny & interesting.
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 4:53:40 PM

people don't care...
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 4:53:37 PM

put it on ebay
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 4:53:27 PM

No gas price issues here
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 4:51:14 PM

This won't do anything for our gas prices
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 4:50:58 PM

I bet
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 4:48:19 PM

Whatever
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 4:47:34 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 4:45:22 PM

At least someone is taking care of things.
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 4:44:51 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 4:44:15 PM

Whatever
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 3:55:53 PM

how does this relate to gas prices?!?
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 2:45:36 PM

Amusing
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 2:11:36 PM

Would someone tell me how you drive to the grocery store, and leave behind your keys to your Cadillac, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Lexus, and Infinity, and drive away. These are just some of the keys we have collected over the past year.
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 2:05:12 PM

All of the ca$h and loo$e change is mine. Give it back!
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 2:04:08 PM

lol
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fisherMI
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 1:49:18 PM

The We've lost some weird things on NYC transit is very different article
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 12:59:13 PM

It's NYC, everything happens there.
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 12:57:25 PM

lol
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 12:56:32 PM

It is no wonder that our gas prices are so high.
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 12:55:43 PM

How do you forget a tuba? Bizarre.
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 12:53:59 PM

Sounds like a reality show in the making.
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 12:51:44 PM

We are so wealthy, we are mentally challenged to keep track of all we regularly carry with us!

Funny!

Funny!

Funny!
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 12:50:57 PM

ok? I think they are trying to avoid posting actual news about the gas prices because they KNOW people are about done with big oil and want to see them crucified right now.
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 12:50:46 PM

Not suprising for NY!
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 12:47:32 PM

And this is news?
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 12:45:05 PM

I guess people are too busy texting to remember what they have with them.
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 12:44:32 PM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 12:44:21 PM

Ok
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tomok
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2013 12:43:53 PM

We've lost some weird things on NYC transit. Hey, It's New York what would you expect? People loose stuff all the time and it will continue to happen - but loose a bicycle? People would loose their butts if it wasn't attached! Some of the stuff that is left on NYC transit, amazing?
Drive vehicles with high mpg, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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