[personal profile] ravencallscrows
Ever pick up the phone to call/text someone and have it ring or a message from that person arrive while you're in the act of doing so?
How often does this happen to you?
How regularly would it have to happen for you to find it strange and/or more than merely incidentally synchronistic?

I know, I know, weird question. Humour me, will you? I'll explain why in the near future after seeing how a number of you answer.

Date: 2012-02-16 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] staxxy.livejournal.com
this sort of thing happens all the time. Xavier calls it "Zen mail". :)

It goes one further for me - there are times I get the sudden urge to call or write to someone and am somewhere i *can't* only to turn a corner and find them in front of me. Happens *all* the time.

I don't think I ever believed it was just incidentally synchronistic. It's just always been how things *are*. When this is normal from the start, it's hard to see it as being anything else.

Date: 2012-02-16 03:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scarlettina.livejournal.com
I have, on two occasions that I can remember, picked up the phone and found someone on the other end rather than getting a dial tone. And I have, on several occasions, left voicemail as someone was leaving voicemail for me. Life in the digital age, I guess.

Date: 2012-02-16 04:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hottoastermama.livejournal.com
Similar to the other replies; I've gone to pick up my cell phone (no land line for years now), and a text or call comes through from that person - but I will say that on some of those occasions we were expected to get in touch at some point in the day, not at any set time, though. I have not made a tally, several times a month, I'd say.

I have also gone to pick up the phone, and this would have to have been a land line, I think it doesn't work on my type of cellular, and instead of a dial tone, there is someone else on the other line - so I picked up before there was a chance to ring. I do not recall if it were the person I was chancing to dial, but I have done this with uncanny occasion in my land line history of usage.

I notice this type of synchronicity happens most typically with people I'm closest to, or patterns and habits I'm familiar with, or maybe we have that other connection lined up. But I get most flustered about entangled voice mails, because all too often when you call together at just the wrong (I will not call it "right") timing and hit each others voice mail in sync, it messes mine up and I can't access it or call out or do much of anything with my phone except use it as a coaster or harmonica for several minutes. That's when my 12 year old gets the old fogie reel about rotary phones....

Date: 2012-02-16 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nancyblue.livejournal.com
Oh yes. Don't know how often, but enough to make me go Hmmmm.

Date: 2012-02-16 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drakemonger.livejournal.com
I don't recall it happening to me.

And I'd wager you'll mostly get replies from people it *has* happened to. Sampling is hard.

Date: 2012-02-16 09:56 pm (UTC)
ivy: (polite raven)
From: [personal profile] ivy
Sure, it's not an uncommon occurrence. Like the other commenters, it happens most often with the people I'm closest to, but that might be because I talk to them most often and/or because we're in sync with our expectations of contact.

Date: 2012-02-16 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] singingnettle.livejournal.com
Yes, and it happens frequently. I'd say it happens at least half the time I speak with my cousin, maybe a third of the time with my husband, maybe a third of the time with my biomother, between a third and half the time with my adoptive mother, and maybe a quarter of the time with my adoptive father. And maybe a quarter of the time with my closest friends.

Date: 2012-02-17 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morgaine-x.livejournal.com
Too often.

Date: 2012-02-17 12:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarmonster.livejournal.com
Only with close friends, usually. Adam & I have a hard time getting through to each other regularly because we try to call at the same time. After going weeks without talking. It's more than coincidence by a long shot. It's probably even scientifically explainable...or will be.


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