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Rule 250

How many interpreters does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Four.

One to screw it in;

Two to give unsolicited feedback; and,

One to mutter, “well, that’s not the choice I would have made.” 13 more words

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Rule 249

It’s important to know, but it’s more important to know why you know.

Anyone who is multi-lingual can tell you what someone said. An interpreter can explain why they know the interpretation provided is accurate.

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Rule 248

The certification test has no surprise algebra section.

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A Note from Uncle Dale: Why Deaf Understand Hearing Better than Hearing Understand Deaf

The Electric Monk
(From Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams)

High on a rocky promontory sat an Electric Monk on a bored horse. From under its rough woven cowl the Monk gazed unblinkingly down into another valley, with which it was having a problem. 506 more words

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Rule 247

The interpreter should been seen but the process should be invisible.

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Rule 246

On time is ten minutes early.

(But if a hearing client demands the interpreter show up 15 minutes early, bill for that time.)

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Rule 245

Things Uncle Dale did that you probably should not (on-going):

(After I finished a job an agency told me they never paid the amount we agreed on before the job, and if I demanded it, they would never hire me again.) 70 more words

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