If the radiologist gives you a lead smock to protect you from x-rays and it has someone’s name written on it- it never hurts to ask why “Debbie” is not using it; is it her day off or is she being treated for radiation poisoning?
When people who are Deaf complain to each other about hearing people they are not talking about you specifically, they are talking about “hearing people.” However, if you take offense personally, then yeah maybe they are talking about you.
To be the interpreter you want to be you must accept the appointment you’re afraid to do.
Interpreting! Because you never get to swear at people like this in your own life.
Things Uncle Dale did that you probably should not (on-going):
If a non-interpreter tells you how to do your job, don’t argue. Just take out your certification card, lick the back and stick it to your forehead. When they notice, point to it and say “do you have one of these? No? Then shut-up.”
(uh… true story…more than… um… once)
Every freelance interpreter has secretly chosen which Multi-Level-Marketing business they would join if forced to pick.
Interpreting is like the mafia, once you’re in you have to die to get out.
Not according to the RID Views. 😀 Addendum to Rule by AK Smith June 9, 2017.