If you ever want to know how much embarrassment you can take, interpret for a mediocre comedian who needs an easy target to save his act.
The client will be late? Need to pass the time? Ask if they have a lost and found, then just start describing random things and see if you are psychic.
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?
VRS Interpreters! Enjoy the tomb-like security that only a cubicle can bring. Yes, for the simple price of a regular paycheck (and lack of exposure to any natural light) you too can spend your days on hold with the Social Security Administration and your nights making bootie calls, all from the claustrophobic comfort of your cubicle. Hazzah!
You say the fourth grader you interpret for is ignoring you?
How many of these kids are hanging on every word the teacher says?
You are interpreting for a very normal elementary school kid.
Remember Platform Interpreters:
It is always darkest before you accidentally step off the edge of the stage and break your tailbone.
Traffic/Time between appointments
Hold music vs. sanity
Pants (Why, and would anyone in the Call Center notice/care)