The Star Synchro

This synchronicity comes from Melissa, whose synchros we’ve posted before. When our daughter was much younger, Melissa used to babysit her. She and her husband, Jon, now live in New York.


As you may or may not know, Coca-Cola has a campaign going where you “share a Coke with ____” and the bottles/cans have various names on them.  We have yet to find one with either Melissa or Jon…

Yesterday morning Jennifer (Melissa’s sister) texted me a picture of a 12-pack of Coke and it said “Share a Coke with a Star.”  She tried to find a single can or bottle for me but there were none, so we had to settle for the picture.  Star is our cat. Here’s Star contemplating the Coke can with her name on it.

Fast forward to dinnertime that same day – we ordered Chinese take-out, which usually comes with a soda or two, depending on what we’ve ordered.  Jon was emptying the bag of take-out, not paying too much attention.  As I walked by I noticed we had gotten a can of Coke (they usually send Sprite!) and I thought, “That can better say ‘Star’ on it…” We had been having a pretty bad couple of days and when I picked it up, sure enough, it said ‘Star’ and I just held it up to Jon.

I took it as a sign from the universe that things will be looking up, and it worked for at least a moment, everyone was cheered up!


Later that same day, Melissa emailed me again and said she now believed the synchro was actually a trickster. She and Jon had rented a car so they could drive to a party in Connecticut.  The rental was pricey – $160, but she knew about the price  ahead of time.

“The toll pass we got didn’t work and we were stuck in the EZ pass lane and got yelled at by a cop and then got lost even with directions and the GPS. I had an anxiety attack and we didn’t make it to the party and went home.”


This is how the trickster seems to work at times. Hey, here’s a synchro for you, and what a good one it is. Then, later, things turn out differently than you expected and you can almost hear the trickster laughing.


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8 Responses to The Star Synchro

  1. Melissa says:

    Follow up…not really a synchro, but cute addition to the story.

    Husband went to the bodega yesterday to pick up some sandwiches and came home with a can of coke that said ‘Soulmate.’ He said it was the first one he picked up and he handed it to me. I looked at him and noted that it proves that Star and I are meant to be! (As he shuffled away, head down…ha!)

    The two cans remain unopened, side by side, on our counter. I love them.

    • Rob and Trish says:

      I don’t drink Coke, but may start buying them just for the synchros. You should write them, Melissa….or maybe I will. Hey, Coke dudes, we have synchros for you!

      • Melissa says:

        Go ahead, write them!

        The funny thing is, I don’t really drink Coke all that often either! Once in a while I’ll have one, and all these synchros make it seem like that’s all I drink!

  2. Momwithwings says:

    I do the same as Mike Perry and it seems to lessen the tricksters antics. If I ignore or get mad it seems to make it worse, as if to make sure it gets recognized.

    The Coke can was a pretty neat synchro by itself!

  3. Shadow says:

    Oh, the trickster, up to mischief as him behoves…

  4. A fine sychro. It does at times seem like a game. When the trickster is about I try to smile and say something like, “Good one, you got me that time.” Just like I’d say, “Thank you”, when the pieces fit and something good happens.