Rule 529

Today was just 24 hours? Are you sure? It feels like more.

Rule 527

Is interpreting a real job? Anything is a real job if someone pays you to do it. Politics and prostitution prove that point.

Rule 365

Actual quote from a medical office manager after 40 minutes of arguing with me, in my lawyer role, about the doctor’s legal obligations regarding interpreters:

If I was Hearing Impaired I would be embarrassed having to ask for help all the time from interpreters. I do not wish to play a part in humiliating some poor Hearing Impared person further.

My actual response:

Being that sanctimonious must be much easier for you because you are so stupid. 

I worked it out with their attorney, who was far less stupid

Rule 353

Interpreting may be the only profession where, “Hey! Want to hear the clicking sound my wrist makes?” is considered flirting.

Rule 346

Like VRS interpreters always say:

Wait are you in the same room with the doctor? I have to hang up because I can’t interpret for the actual doctor’s appointment.