Well…are they synchronicities per se? Or rather, meaningless coincidences? You be the judge!
In the first, 94-year-old Toys R Us founder Charles Lazarus has died a week after the announcement that the chain was going to close all of its stores. Ever wonder why it was called “Toys R Us?” Yes: it’s literally because his last name was: “Laza R us.”
Now, Lazarus no longer had any stake in the stores and was very advanced in age. It’s possible he might have died this year anyway. But…one week after the announcement that essentially his creation and namesake was being shut down forever? Does Creation and Creator have a bond so very strong?
It sort of makes you think, that’s all.
In our second Toys R Us sync, we have The Simpsons Code possibly striking once again. In the 2004 provocatively-titled Simpsons episode “Marge vs Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays,” a mob of angry childless people destroy a Toys R Us with their bare hands.
Now consider this report that claims Toys R Us, in their 2017 year-end filing, specifically blamed childless millennials for their stores closing:
“Most of our end-customers are newborns and children and, as a result, our revenues are dependent on the birth rates in countries where we operate…In recent years, many countries’ birth rates have dropped or stagnated as their population ages, and education and income levels increase. A continued and significant decline in the number of newborns and children in these countries could have a material adverse effect on our operating results.”
So basically…what was depicted in the Simpsons episode over a decade ago was the symbolic representation of what the owners of Toys R Us believe did their company in.