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.
Leave it outside. You are working now.
Whatever it is, pain, heartache, infatuation, excitement, success, failure, joy, anger, love, loss…
Leave it outside.
It will be there when you are finished.
Never set your bag down on a conveyer belt in order to interpret. Even if it’s stopped, because, funny thing, THEY START MOVING.
They “convey” things. It’s in their nature. In fact it’s right there in their name!
A third overnight appointment in a row? Let’s just check that on the “stamina/stupidity scale.”
Guard the meaning and intent until you can deliver them safely wrapped in another language.