Then that would be a time to develop a spine.It's not like they said specifically "Hey, Hayden, will you come be our interpreter for the night?" But when we get there, they say "what did she say?" "tell them I said this."
I don't really want to cancel my plans to accommodate this person. I like her, but I made these plans for a specific reason. I understand what you're saying, but I wasn't really looking for a "solution," I wanted to vent because I am frustrated.
Edit: Not to mention it doesn't matter if my friends can see her face; no amount of proper lighting will make her understand what they sign to her. I understand that it's not my JOB to interpret for people, but having been left out because of language barriers growing up I hate to do the same to other people. Maybe I should stop being so nice. :P
Sorry if that sounds abrupt. Because I do understand you want to go and have a good time.
Believe it or not, Deaf people usually take care of themselves just fine. Frankly, my Deaf friends really bristle if another Deaf person offers to help out. It's like telling them they're incapable.
Maybe your friends aren't like that, however. If they start asking all the time, and it bothers you, then it's your time to do something about it. Otherwise you will find yourself in this same predicament.
Vacationguy has it right -- you don't need to control the situation just because you have the best lipreading skills.