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06-30-2009 08:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor


You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night,
when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the

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

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.

YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS…................

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

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 on the hood
of the car, then drive off with the old friend for a few beers.

God, I just love happy endings!

-- SAEPE EXPERTUS, SEMPER FIDELIS, FRATRES AETERNI - "Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever"

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#1 posted 06-30-2009 09:22 PM

So do I

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 06-30-2009 10:11 PM

lol….nice one

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 06-30-2009 10:43 PM

Good one!

I’m still thinking.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 06-30-2009 10:54 PM

a great dillema .
and goodsolution (s).
pick the dream ,
the other two were just waiting for a ride !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 07-01-2009 12:25 AM

I guess if you want to be moral then the applicant’s answer will work. But the “correct” answer is definitely more fun.

Of course, after reading this I was reminded that bitter sweet is defined as seeing your mother-in-law drive off a cliff in your brand new sports car.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#6 posted 07-01-2009 12:33 AM

Hey Joe
Has someone been following you around for this story LOL

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 07-01-2009 01:12 AM

My luck is that I would pick up the old lady but she would die in my car, the beautiful woman would turn out to be the daughter of the old lady and she would sue me for killing her mother and my old buddy would be an attorney that would be hired by the beautiful woman. Remember….no good deed goes unpunished.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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