Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Ethics quiz

I just got this in email and love it !!!

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? Think before you continue reading.

This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as partof 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.

AND THE ANSWER IS ....... ...... ...... .

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.


Blogger Jayne said...

:c) Love this!

6:55 AM  
Anonymous Funky Grampa said...

So obvious when you read the answer. So difficult and knotty when you pose the question. Sorta like living a faithful life.

6:31 PM  

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