Referral Agency: I know you had your first appointment at 5:00 a.m., but we will pay time and a half if you run and swap out an interpreter who had an emergency. It’s for a new night-shift employee’s orientation and shouldn’t be more than a couple of hours.
Today was just 24 hours? Are you sure? It feels like more.
Is interpreting a real job? Anything is a real job if someone pays you to do it. Politics and prostitution prove that point.
Today is over. You did your best. You had success or you didn’t, but nothing you do now will change it. Go to sleep and be ready for tomorrow. Tomorrow you are gonna be great!
I doesn’t matter if you saw a Deaf person do that. It’s their language. They can do what they want. You’re an interpreter. Treat the language like a guest.
I could interpret that joke if I had an hour, a team of CDIs and a crate of tequila.
(We pass out the tequila and by the end of the hour everyone will think whatever the CDIs and I came up with is funny)
Non-signing friend: The Sign Language Man did this on TV last night:
*makes a gesture that nobody in the history of this green earth has made before or since*
What does it MEAN??
Just reply, “oh I don’t think you’d be allowed to say THAT on television. What were you watching??!!!” Then never explain.