Those of you who watched BBC2's The Tube documentary may remember an episode on London Underground's Lost Property Office, where a number of items left behind appeared to be of a rather .... err... unsavoury nature. Underwear seems to be left behind quite frequently. Also somebody left a case filled with adult toys and sent their wife in to collect them.
Well in Switzerland it appears people are a bit more embarrassed about retrieving lost items like this and an enterprising company has decided to sell these unclaimed pieces.
?People probably do not dare to go to the lost and found when they lose certain movies or dildos," said Roland Widmer, CEO of Fundsachenverkauf.ch
Widmer said he receives approximately 20,000 items per week, some 95 percent of which come from the Swiss rail operator SBB. Many of the products found are for adult use only. Thankfully they are washed and disinfected by the company before being put out for sale. ?Sometimes there are whole suitcases full of toys and latex clothes," Widmer says.