Here is a moral dilemma for you to weigh. Toss in your best answer in the comments (below) and I will, in a few days, give you what the winning applicant replied. 

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 about and would love to meet.

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 dream lover again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. 


  1. I choose #2. The old friend who saved my life.

  2. I choose to stay at the bus stop with the person of my dreams to get to know them. This frees up another spot for the driver and I would let my friend who saved my life drive the old women to safety.

  3. Easy. Give your old friend the keys to your car and tell him to drive the old lady to wherever she was going, you get out and wait for the bus with the hot chick. ;)