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Stormy Night: a quiz

You are driving down the road in your Corvette [2 person car, like 'mini-Nano'] on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop faraway from the town and you see three people waiting for the bus:

1. A shivering old lady with bronchitis 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 Corvette? What should you do?

Think before you continue reading.

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This is a 'moral/ethical dilemma' that was once actually used as part of a job application 'tie-breaker'. 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 s/he once saved your life and this would be the perfect chance to pay him/her back.
However, if you don't give lift your perfect life partner, 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. Who did he choose? He simply answered: "I would give the car keys to my old friend and let him take the old lady to the hospital. And then I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams, breaking some ice.

Moral: Never forget to 'Think Outside of the Box.' 'Sometimes, we gain more if we are prepared to give up a little..' HOWEVER, The correct answer is: "Run the old lady over and put her out of her misery, have sex with the perfect partner on the hood of the car, [or at the bust-stop], while your old friend does the driving. Then you all three can have a few beers!

Note: Both answers presuppose that the old friend would agree to drive the car and let go of a chance to be alone with a pretty lady in a lonely bus stop. If I was the friend waiting for the bus, I would insist that the car owner drive the old lady to the hospital so that I get the chance to take the lady home (hers or mine) by the next bus. And he can't refuse my suggestion - remember I saved his life once!



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Created by Sushma Gupta On May 27, 2001
Modified on 06/10/13