7 days isn’t long to someone who doesn’t really care about bikes.
There’s a PITA chap who sometimes cycles to the park at my house, leaves his bike chained to fence and then buggers of for a walk and doesn’t come back for it for weeks. I’m beginning to suspect he as a few of them dotted around the city!
7 days is nothing.
There’s a bike outside my office window that’s been there 7 months. It’s been relieved of its brakes already (and whoever did that put the canti boss bolts back in). The notice that security guys put on it telling the owner to move it within 7 days was also removed. Has lock on it though, but not locked to anything.
Not as strange as the guy that locked a scooter with a D-lock (that cost more than the scooter, and could have left in in office anyway). Then left the D-lock locked to the bike racks for about 3 years (still there – just checked).