Always be the interpreter with whom you wish to team.
It’s your Uncle Dale. I just finished a conversation with a follower of the blog regarding numbering of the Rules. She is absolutely charming and absolutely right; Rules 61 and 62 are more corollaries to Rule 60 than stand alone Rules.
Thus, I have determined to institute the following change in numbering:
Rule 61 will become Rule 60.1 and Rule 62 will become Rule 60.2 and for structural purposes that means Rule 63 will become Rule 61.
I apologize if this disrupts your day or throws off any on-going discussions or wagering.
ps Another follower of the blog just pointed out that I also have two Rule 18’s… sigh soooooo all the numbers will change… just a little. so. How are you?
When a hearing person says “if you will not volunteer to interpret, you will leave this client without an interpreter,” the proper answer is:
No. You will.
I am ready, willing and able to interpret but you are not will to hire me.
The moment you are ready to pay for the service, I will provide it.
Go for the gold, always! But realize that sometimes even your best effort gets you a silver or a bronze; and accept that there will be days when, if you are lucky, your work earns a medal ranking somewhere between chewing gum foil and dental amalgam.
Its not just you, sometimes every interpreter feels like a fraud just waiting to be caught.
Interpreters only need to know two things:
- Sign Language; and,
- Everything Else.
Ibuprophen and Diet Coke are not “Lunch”