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?

questionThink 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.’

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  1. Comedy Plus
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    That’s a brilliant resolution. Brilliant.

    Have a terrific day Steve. 🙂

  2. Rosey says:

    That was the perfect answer. 🙂

  3. Marcia Shaw Wyatt
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    Wow! I’d never come up with that answer! … Last question I was asked on an interview was, “If you could be any animal, which one would you be?” Still trying to figure out the best answer to that one. (Guess the right answer is Lion – but that would never cross my mind. They’re too dangerous.) 🙂 Thanks for the heads on on this one, Steve! 🙂

  4. mimi says:

    A great way to think!

  5. Rhonda Albom
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    LOL-why would you have sax on the bonnet in the rain? why not the back seat?

  6. Binky
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    Great answer!