Saturday, March 8, 2008

A Great Interview Question!

You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night.

You pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting in the rain for the bus:

An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.

An old friend who once saved your life.

The perfect man/woman you have been dreaming about

(don't say "there's no such thing as a perfect man/woman")

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/she once saved your life,

and this would be the perfect chance to pay him/her back.

However, you may never find your perfect dream lover again.

The candidate who was hired had no trouble coming up with his answer.


He simply answered: "I would give the 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 woman of my dreams."

Never forget: Think outside of the box.

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