Well, yesterday was a first for me:
I don’t think I’ve ever before been hired, did the assignment and then got paid all within three hours.
Usually, the customers call or write several weeks in advance to hire me as an interpreter for their appointment at the register office, not least also because getting said appointment is usually not possible on short notice and has to be coordinated with all the parties involved.
So getting a call at 9 o’clock in the morning for an appointment at 11 o’clock that same day („The registrar said we can just come in any time before noon“) is pretty rare, at least in these parts.
Nevertheless, it all worked out perfectly, although I admit that I called the register office to make sure we really could just show up before driving the 40km there. Better safe than sorry, right? 😉