Saturday, September 03, 2005

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I found this while poking around on the net, thought it was a bit interesting.

You are driving along 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 couldonly 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 ajob 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 comingup 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."

As you can tell, I'm bored, but it makes sense


Blogger Jason said...

Brilliant answer.

I love 'Kobayashi Maru' questions (technically known as a 'Fermi problem'), the answers are always so interesting.

6:49 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Indeed, quite a good answer. I was just going to say take the chick, coz unless your friend is a sissy he can handle a bit of rain, and the old woman doesn't have long to live anyway :p.

1:35 AM  

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