Things Uncle Dale may have said that you likely should not (on-going):
An Oral teacher was complaining about the Deaf community not appreciating her life’s work. She felt she was not given the respect she deserved for devoting so many years to “help” the Deaf.
I might have said:
“You are the world’s greatest crafter of prosthetic hands. You make them perfectly and in your art you are unparalleled. Unfortunately you are trying to sell them to a community that needs legs. It does not matter how skilled you are or how many years and tears you expend, you are selling a product the community doesn’t need or want.”
VRS Interpreters: Learn to love regional slang. Learn. To. Love. It!
The week is for work, the days are for accomplishment, the hours are for striving, the minutes for effort and each second is for pushing forward against the odds.
But Sunday is for Peace and Quiet and Rest.
The waiting room is empty.
Receptionist: Is your client here?
Interpreter: I don’t see him. Do you see someone that could be him? Can you see that person right now?
BSL: Oh, so this is what my family and friends who don’t know ASL feel like. I have no idea what they are saying, but (sniff) it’s. so. BEAUTIFUL.
The reason it’s taking so long to interpret the Miranda rights is, this is how long it takes to interpret the Miranda rights.
(Miranda rights is a placeholder for whatever it is they are complaining about)
“Sorry you came all this way. Tell [The Deaf Client] that we have decided not to pay for an interpreter, it’s too expensive.”
My bill to interpret what you just said. Two hour minimum. I’ll take payment in cash.