What Would You Do?

A Real-Life Interview Question

You are driving along in your car on a crazy, stormy night. You pass a bus stop and see three people waiting for a bus:

  1. An old lady who looks like
    - she is about to die.
  2. An old friend who once saved your life.
  3. The perfect man or woman you have been dreaming about.

Which would you choose to offer a ride?

Think carefully, this is quite a moral dilemma…

You could offer the old lady a ride because she looks pretty pitiful so you probably *should* save her first. You might want to take your old friend, after all he did save your life once. But you must consider that you may never see the love of your life again so this may be your only opportunity.

This scenario has been used as an interview question by employers. In one experience, out of the 200 applicants, the one who was hired answered as follows:

“I would give the car keys to my old friend and have him take the old lady to the hospital. Then I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the woman of my dreams.”

This is just a reminder that there are always several solutions in solving your problems. Sometimes you just have to be creative!