Every once in awhile, the universe just makes sense. Like when the turn signal of the car in front of you perfectly syncs up with the music you're listening to. Or when the number of chips you have perfectly matches the amount of salsa you scooped into a bowl. Or when you finish your hair conditioner at the same time as your shampoo. (LOL, just kidding about that last one; that has literally never ever happened.)
When the universe gives you signs like that, you have to notice them. Like, really notice them. Maybe even tweet about them. That's exactly what Daniel Spenser did when he discovered one of the galaxy's most wonderful coincidences on a recent trip to Trader Joe's.
There's a lot to love about Trader Joe's. With a name like that, you know it's a store you can trust to provide you with a good time. (Otherwise, it'd be called Trader Joseph.)
via: GettyIf the name isn't enough to convince you Trader Joe's is cool, the fact that all of the employees wear Hawaiian shirts should quickly set your mind at ease. This place is fun and laid back.
Plus: Cookie Butter.
In order for this all to make sense, I'm gonna need you to open this video in another tab and listen to the song in the background as you continue reading.It's the only way this will work. Trust me. OK. Do you hear the dulcet tones of Paul McCartney? Good. Please continue:
Spenser noticed something amazing about a bunch of the food at Trader Joe's. Their names sync up perfectly with the musical phrase "Eleanor Rigby."
Not only does Trader Joe's have great prices, all of their merch fits into "Eleanor Rigby." https://t.co/TjoxbE1dAz— Daniel Spenser (@Daniel Spenser)1507425135.0
If you can read this next tweet without humming the tune in your head, you are some kind of superhero:
@DanSpenser "piled on a plate by the couch on the floor. Still could eat more."— Eliza Skinner (@Eliza Skinner)1507587202.0
Like "Trader Joe's Joe-Joe's."
via: TwitterThis one has the additional delight of alliteration. It's poetry, I tell you! It could also be a reference to the Beatles' song "Get Back." Coincidence? Impossible.
via: TwitterObviously, what we're looking at here is concrete proof that Trader Joe — whoever he may be — is secretly a huge Beatles fan who's obsessed with the song "Eleanor Rigby." That's the only explanation I am willing to consider.
via: TwitterOK, yes, for all you pedants out there, this basically boils down to some foods having five-syllable names. But come on. Play with me in this space. Now, Sing it with me! "5-cheese Greek spiral! It is a spiral, so cheesy and also so Greek...What do you think?" (Slant rhymes count, OK?)
via: Twitter"Maple Leaf Cookies, with a good filling of maple, so creamy and smooth..." Could I stop doing this? Maybe. I'm not really sure. I don't want to find out because I'm having way too much fun singing about these foods.
This person gets it! Here's another Beatles reference: "Help!"
@annadrezen I was foolish and did not buy the maple leaf cookies.— Daniel Spenser (@Daniel Spenser)1515359840.0
via: TwitterIf quinoa had been a thing like it is today back in the 60s, I am 100 percent convinced "Eleanor Rigby" would have been called "Pesto and Quinoa." Don't @ me.
via: TwitterOr maybe "Shelled Edamame." Don't you want to hear about the life of someone named Shelled Edamame? Of course you do.
Other people have started joining in the fun with their own Trader Joe's/Eleanor Rigby mashups:
@DanSpenser @joshgondelman @IngridKarin Omg can’t ever unsee it. https://t.co/mXO7Tvalgn— Kellen Cox (@Kellen Cox)1515309107.0
"Stella di Notte" lends a real ~*~international~*~ flair, which is just what this meme needed.
@DanSpenser @ftrain Such delicious cookies Where do they all come from? https://t.co/19SLY3C63a— Clayton Miller (@Clayton Miller)1515353285.0
But this phenomenon isn't limited to Trader Joe's fare. Soon, you'll start seeing "Eleanor Rigby" everywhere...
@DanSpenser Found this sign on a hike today https://t.co/0qIKWBYGJA— Duke Max “Carnival Lawyer” Ash (@Duke Max “Carnival Lawyer” Ash)1507652577.0