Things Uncle Dale may have done that you probably should not (on-going):
Not ten seconds on the scene…
Police Officer: We’re just going to arrest them all and let them sort it out at the station. I don’t think we need you to interpret any of this.
UD: I don’t think you need arrest any of these people, but in the end we are both destined to disappoint the other.
Police Officer: (stern look) *blink* *blink*
UD: Where are my Clients?
Dear VRI Interpreter:
Watch your sight-lines or clean your room!
The Client should not know it’s Monday because that pair of “day of the week” panties is missing from the clothes strewn about the room behind you.
Thank you Jared Allebest
Agency: Will you take an appointment at a nudist resort?
Me: Is it Deaf/Blind interpreting?
It’s too hot! If my last client was just a mirage do I still get paid a two hour minimum?
So, what kind of conference is this?
Words a Deaf professional NEVER wants to hear when meeting their interpreter.
Seriously! Google is your friend!
(Wisdom of Teresa Blankmeyer Burke)
Will computers ever replace interpreters?
Nah, computers are way too smart to put up with all crap interpreters take for as little as we get paid.
Interpreting Conferences can be divided into Awnings and Mimes.
Bold Striped Shirt = Attending the conference.
Black Shirt/Solid Light Colored Shirt = working the conference.