In Nov 2001 I lost my house keys in the back of a taxi. I'd been to Gatecrasher to see Tiesto and had got the taxi back to my house at the time. The taxi dropped me off on Crookes main road and as soon as it pulled off I realised I'd left my keys on the back seat.
I rang directory enquiries and was given a number for black cabs. The man there couldn't help me, but asked if the driver was asian. When I said yes, he replied "Maybe you should ask Mr Bin Laden about it. Heh heh". I'd never even met this guy before and he's making racist jokes to me.
Anyway, I went to the station taxi rank and posted a message on the notice board there. Obviously I didn't give my address, but I left my mobile number for someone to call me if they found the keys. No-one ever called about them though.