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You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night.

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 man (or) woman you have been dreaming


Which one would you choose to offer a ride,

knowing there could be

only one passenger in your car.

Think before you continue reading.

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

by Microsoft 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 dream lover again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no

trouble coming up with his answer.


* * * * *

The 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 woman/man of my


Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up

our stubborn thought limitations.

Remember to "Think Outside of the Box."

ALTERNATIVELY ..............

the correct answer is to run the old lady over and put her out of her misery, make love to the perfect woman against the bus stop and drive off with the old friend for some beer.

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Very Clever X

I actually thought I'd ring for a taxi for the old lady and friend and give the hunk a lift tongue.gif

Am I a bad girl. wink.gif

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