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Monday, March 27, 2006

The Dilemma

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?

Think before you continue reading. 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."


At 5:07 AM, Blogger Gone Home said...

Sorry, but if I was in a job interview and was asked that question I would leave. I hate bullshit questions like that, they really annoy me when they're used in career situations.

At 11:22 AM, Blogger Tara said...

Ok, Ian, let's get OUTSIDE the box.(just kidding). If this WASN'T a job interview question (I agree with you, though, if I was asked this in an interview, I would leave also!).


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