Sunday, September 30, 2007

Thinking Out of the Box

August 26th, 2007 Jimmy Tiong wrote ...

You are driving along with your car on a stormy night. It's raining heavily when suddenly you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for a bus.

a) An old lady who looks as if she is about to die,
b) An old friend who once saved your life,
c) The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

Question: Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well there could only be one passenger in your car?
This is a moral/dilemma question that was once actually used as part of a job application.

Possible answer:
a) You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die and thus you should save her first, or
b) You could take your old friend because he once save your life. This would be the perfect opportunity to pay him back ...
However, for either of the above, 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 creative answer (click "comments" of this title) to find out.

1 comment:

Focus for the Family said...

His answer:

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 ...and begin to "Think Outside of the Box!"