Jimmy found a good seat that was just one hair off to the right, but at the dead center stadium height of viewing the screen. And as he sat through the trailers, he nestled in, ready to enjoy the show. He wished his brother Larry was with him to see Pixels instead, but sadly, he had to work all this week. At least this movie was reportedly a sure winner.
But just as the logo for the theater's sound system showed, he felt something vibrate in his shirt pocket.
Meanwhile, in Jimmy Dimples Headquarters...
JD's Disgust: Aw, man, who's calling?
JD's Joy: Take it easy, maybe it's just a news alert or something. At least we muted it.
JD's Anger: Yeah, unlike the time we DIDN'T during choir practice just before church.
JD's Fear: ...it's still vibrating, guys.
JD's Disgust: And just as the movie's about to start. B, E, A, -utiful.
JD's Fear: What if it's work?
JD's Anger: What if it is?! If they think we're leaving the theater after we just slammed down our money to see the show, they got another thing coming!
JD's Joy: Look, let it go to voice mail. If it isn't anyone important, they won't leave a message. Let's just watch 'Lava.'
And they settled in to see the short featurette.
JD's Joy: Wow. Awesome visual effects.
JD's Disgust: Ugh. A sappy love story.
JD's Sadness: Why can't we find a wife or girlfriend?
JD's Anger: 'Cause they never give us a chance, the miserable, lousy...
JD's Joy: Hey, a little less hate right now, guys?
JD's Disgust: Great. Phone vibrated again.
JD's Fear: That means there's something on voice email.
JD's Sadness: Now we won't get to see the movie.
JD's Disgust: Look, why don't we just say we 'missed' it?
JD's Joy: That wouldn't be honest!
JD's Anger: Look, the only reason they keep calling us on days off is that we're the only chumps that come when they do!
JD's Joy: It's called being reliable and dependable!
JD's Fear: Another vibe, guys.
JD's Joy: Look, can't we just check it after the movie's over?
JD's Disgust: We're not supposed to turn on the phone now anyway. Screen light's a distraction!
JD's Fear: But what if it's an emergency? What if Ma re-injured herself and needs help?
JD's Sadness: Yeah, and she's still not 100% healed.
JD's Joy: Okay, okay, okay, look. We'll shield the screen as best we can, take a quick peek at the push notices, and choose what to do once we see what's up.
JD's Anger, Fear and Disgust: And make it fast!
And so, JD's Joy hit the console's control buttons, and made Jimmy pull out the phone, cup his hands around the screen, and hit the button to light up the notices.
JD's Joy: Well, how about that! David just replied to our tweet!
And there it was on the top: JimmyDimples From the reviews I've seen, @pixarinsideout is the better choice.
A big united sigh of relief washed through Headquarters.
JD's Anger: Any voice mail?
JD's Joy: Nope.
JD's Fear: Well, who called, anyway?
JD's Disgust: It's some number out in Texas.
All JD's emotions (sighing disunitedly): TELEMARKETER.
JD's Joy: All in favor of turning the phone OFF and enjoying the show?
All Other Emotions: AYE.
And everybody pulled up a chair to watch the movie.
JD's Sadness: I wish Larry were here to watch this though.
JD's Joy: Maybe next week.