Let’s play “Ok/Not Ok”
Investing in an opportunity you heard about interpreting.
Learning CPR while interpreting for a Red Cross course and later performing CPR on a person having a heart attack.
That is Ok.
You see the obvious difference, right?
Wash your hands if you touch anything at a hospital, including any part of the sink where you just washed your hands.
We have to accept that we can try and try to help someone make their life better, but we can never overcome that person’s compulsion to make their life worse.
VRI Interpreters! If you can put on pants and maybe, I don’t know, shower-even when you don’t need to (because seriously! Who would ever know)-then maybe VRI is for you!
Like a Drone pilot, VRI Interpreters sit in a room with the power over life and death hundreds or even thousands of miles away (but unlike a Drone pilot “life” is really what you are going for).
VRI! Sure VRI is a two dimensional presentation of a three dimensional language, but let’s not get bougie and start demanding ALL the dimensions. Ok?
Never mistake the time an appointment starts for “on time.”
Things Interpreters may think, but probably should not say (an on-going series):
You are really testing my people skills.
Don’t you wish excuses students and mentees give for not doing their assignments worked in real life?
VRS INTERPRETERS: Don’t you hate it when, mid-shift, your butt falls asleep? Because you know it will be up all night.
Interpreting for rock concerts.
If you can feel the sound waves physically pushing against your head, you may be attending the next concert as a Client.