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What would you say….

This Question on a Job Application
Seemed Impossible, Until One Candidate Had the Perfect Answer

Application Question

You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night,
when you pass 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


       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. She 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


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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