Wednesday, June 28, 2006


What Would You Do?

Imagine this...

You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. It's
raining heavily when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you
see three people waiting for a 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 very well
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. Guess what his answer was?

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."

So what was yours?


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