Ok so it’s not, strictly speaking, “interpreting”- but that room is full of sugared-up Pre-k through 1st grade Deaf kids and their equally sugared-up hearing siblings. Yeahhh. Just put on that bunny suit and HOP!
Polite but Firm (on-going):
I believe you are trying to help, but let me be clear, effective communication is what I was hired to provide. You are interfering with that. It. Must. Stop. Because, no one, NO ONE, prevents me from doing my job. Thank you.
“How do you sign ‘Hi’?”
Oh. Sorry. That concept doesn’t actually exist in Sign Language…
How bad was it, let’s say… on a scale from: post appointment prescription for anti-virals to client taking the microphone out of your hand and voicing for herself?
VRS Call Center, Saturday 2:30 AM: It’s sexy-time! You do realize that your hearing boyfriend can’t see you, but I, unfortunately, can. Right?
(Sexual Orientation non-specific)
No, I cannot give the Client a ride home following the surgery.
No, I will not be responsible for, nor guarantee payment of, costs exceeding the Client’s insurance coverage.
Ok I need you (points to interpreter) to sign here as the guarantor…