Ok, what would you do???
You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. 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. Your best friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect woman/man you have been dreaming about all your life.
There can only be one passenger in your car, and you can't return to the bus stop once you
have left it. Which one would you choose to offer a ride?
Think before you continue reading. This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once used on
an employment questionnaire.
You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her
first; or you could take your best 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
dream lover again.
The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his
answer. WHAT DID HE SAY?
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. He answered: "I would give the car keys to my old friend and let him take the old
lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the woman of my
The moral of the story is that we can gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn
thought limitations and "Think Outside of the Box."
Nobody came up with the correct answer which is, of course, to run over the old lady and
put her out of her misery, have sex with the perfect woman/man on the hood of your car and
then drive off with your best friend to the nearest pub to celebrate.