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.
Don’t you wish excuses students and mentees give for not doing their assignments worked in real life?
The best Interpreters develop the twin skills of being forgiving and forgetful.
As an interpreter you can never learn too much, or know too much, but you can definitely say too much.
VRS INTERPRETERS: Don’t you hate it when, mid-shift, your butt falls asleep? Because you know it will be up all night.