When the moment arrives, and it will, remember-we are interpreters, we use our words.
VRI: Clean shirt required, pants optional.
Interpreting. It’s hard. So you will cry. It’s important. So you will try.
Saturday’s are for sleeping off interpreting from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in the emergency room.
In all of history, no interpretation has ever been improved by inserting the SEE sign for “is” or “it.”
If at the end of the assignment the Deaf Client asks you what “that sign you kept using” meant… and you realize it was just you pushing your hair out of your eyes, repeatedly; the bangs ain’t working for you boo.
I can’t change the world, but I can make this little corner of it better and that is enough for now.