A client wanting you to take their side in a disagreement during an appointment is just a stranger standing by a van offering you candy.
I interpreted it perfectly. It just wasn’t funny.
Yeah, sometimes I don’t get why hearing people act like that either.
RESIST the urge to interprexplain the sign “marry (me)” when interpreting “Deaf King Kong” into hearing.
JUST LET THAT VISUAL HAPPEN!
Remember that timing is EVERYTHING!
RESIST the urge to interprexplain a Deaf Client’s obvious emotions as if they were independent statements, as in:
He is very angry.
JUST LET THAT VISUAL HAPPEN.
Unless they are actually correcting a spelling test, do not correct a Client’s spelling.
The Client takes one look at you, rolls in the bed to face the wall and covers their head with a blanket.
The psychologist then looks at you expectantly.
That is ASL for “this appointment is over.”