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.
Items at TfL's Lost Property Office
For one reason or another, the used underwear is no longer available at Fundsachenverkauf.ch – whether it has been removed or simply all sold was not clear, 20 Minuten reported via The Local.
Thanks to IanVisits for alerting me to this story & perhaps this could be a new revenue stream for TfL? Anything to stop a fare increase would be welcome, wouldn't it?