Волк (ruagh) wrote,
Волк
ruagh

A bus stop

You are driving down the road in your car on a wild stormy night  when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus:
 1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
 2. An old friend who once saved your life.
 3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car. This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job  application. You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first.Or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect  chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up  with his answer. He simply answered: I would give the car keys to my old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my  dreams.
Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations. Never forget to 'Think outside of the Box'. (someone answered: The correct answer is to run the old lady over and put  her out of her misery, have sex with the perfect partner on the hood of the  car, then drive off with the old friend for a few beers)
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