Dear Deaf Client,
You know that Code of Professional Conduct forbids me offering personal opinions.
While we are waiting for your job interview at a clothing store I will hold your purse as you try on clothes, but I will not tell you which outfit looks better.
You had a bad day, that doesn’t mean you’re a bad interpreter.
This may apply to you today.
Remember this when it applies to your team tomorrow.
I’m not interpreting for your amusement. I don’t do funny voices.
A good interpreter gets all their CEUs.
A great interpreter still goes to workshops even when they don’t need any more CUEs.
Need a Wingnut Spanner? Ask the interpreter. Chances are they have one in their bag.
Will only a Left-Handed Wingnut Spanner do? Hold on for a minute, that’s in their car.
At the end of each appointment take a moment to ask the really important question.
“Did you notice, was I wearing a coat when I came in?”
The client will be late? Need to pass the time? Ask if they have a lost and found, then just start describing random things and see if you are psychic.