“What do ‘the Deaf’ think about X?”
Nope. Sorry. My mind link to every person on earth who is Deaf is not working.
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.
Famous last words:
1. (Legal Interpreting) “Can I borrow the interpreter for just a quick second…”
2. (Freelance Interpreting) “When you’re finished can you run quick to another appointment? It’s not far and shouldn’t take long…”
3. (VRS Interpreting) Welcome to the Social Security Administration… (well, the last words you’ll hear this shift anyway.)
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!
I need to find a spawn-point in this interpretation, reset and just try this again.
Remember Platform Interpreters:
It is always darkest before you accidentally step off the edge of the stage and break your tailbone.
Things Interpreters may think, but probably should not say (an on-going series):
You are really testing my people skills.