Random Thoughts by Uncle Dale: Do Something Fun Just For You!

Like this post for example! Who you are is so much more than, “The Interpreter.”


Rule 574

If the only reason you didn’t… is because you believe the Code of Profession Conduct says you shouldn’t, you need to get a better handle on “ethics.”

Rule 567

I’m not negotiating with you.

You gave me the parameters of what you expect and I’m telling you what will be required to meet your expectations. A team with a CDI and at least five hours of prep time. That’s not a jumping off point for our discussion. That is what it will take to get the result you say you want.

Rule 566

It is entirely possible that nothing you did or said caused this problem, nothing you do or say will resolve this problem and nothing you can do or say will prevent it from happening again.

But you will still get the blame.

Because sometimes everyone blames the interpreter.

The only recourse when this happens is do your job and do it well.

Rule 564

VRS Call Center, Monday 6:20 am: It is difficult to maintain the proper sincere vocal affect needed to interpret to the Deaf caller’s boss that he is too sick to come to work (cough… cough) when the Deaf caller actually has a beer in his hand, a whole lot of empties all around him, OH… hello, and a rather naked person just sat on the bed in the background.

This is when professionalism just takes over.

Rule 563

Teams are the best!

Me: Where did this burrito come from?

Team: I brought it to you.

Me: You bought me a burrito?

Team: No, I brought it to you. It was a hand-me-down.

Me: You “re-gifted” me a burrito?

Team: I ate the other one. It’s a burrito. Be thankful.

Happiness is a hand-me-down burrito.