Sunday, May 29, 2005

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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