Interpreters have a lot of power. People rely entirely on me to communicate, and sometimes it is ever so tempting to be “creative” to get out of an unpleasant situation. The following illustrates something that happened on Monday. My client took a group of 30 French farmers (and me) to a Sussex farm which has taken steps to limit its impact on the environment. They were very interested and wanted to see everything, but after a rainy weekend, there was mud everywhere, I was wearing my new shoes and I didn’t want to ruin them. I’ll let you guess who won: Céline the Bad Interpreter or Céline the Good Interpreter?

Céline the Good Interpreter

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Céline the Bad Interpreter who Doesn’t Like Mud

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Zillions of thanks to Andy, who did it all.