27.5.14

Think Outside the Box

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 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 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 dreams."

Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations. Never forget to "Think Outside of the Box."

However, the correct answer is to run the old lady over and put her out of her misery, have sex with the perfect partner against the bus stop, then drive off with the old friend for some beers.

God, I just love happy endings.

3 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful post, Georg. Sorry I haven't found your blog before. I'll visit occasionally and leave comments here, too. I love the lady who was smart enough to give the keys to the friend to save the old lady. Everyone got what they needed. I'll join your blogspot. I have a blogspot blog, too. ~Victoria Marie Lees

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  2. I love these kind of brain teasers. I said save the old lady with my friend riding shot gun. If the guy was my dream guy, he'd ask for my number. If it's meant to be, it will be. Inshallah How do I find ur blog? I would like to join in too. ��

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