Traffic/Time between appointments
Hold music vs. sanity
Pants (Why, and would anyone in the Call Center notice/care)
Things Interpreters may think, but probably should not say (an on-going series):
You are really testing my people skills.
Deaf/Hearing Teams: It’s not a relay-race. It’s a dance.
Any personal fault we blame on another person is usually a manifestation of ourselves we don’t want to own.
Interpreters. We are rarely as powerless as we feel, we are only as powerless as we allow.
Dear Interpreting Student:
I expect great things. This will sometimes frustrate you. But, if you ever get so frustrated that you say, “if it’s so easy I’d like to see you do it!” be warned, it won’t help relieve your frustration; my answer will always be “ok.”
Because I can.
That’s why I’m the teacher.