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Imagine yourself driving along on a wild stormy night

 
 
Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 04:45 pm
Imagine yourself driving along 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 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 one would you choose, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car. 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.

Answers could vary depending on the personality. However; there is a perfect answer.

What would you do?

BBB
 
boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 05:26 pm
I would give my car keys to the old friend so she could drive the old lady to the hospital while I took the bus with the dream date.
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 05:28 pm
@boomerang,
Aaah! You are too smart.

BBB
boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 05:32 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
Seriously? I was just goofing. I didn't think I'd answered the core question of "which one would I choose".
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Fido
 
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Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 05:33 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
BumbleBeeBoogie wrote:

Imagine yourself driving along 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 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 one would you choose, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car. 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.

Answers could vary depending on the personality. However; there is a perfect answer.

What would you do?

BBB

Take my word four it... There is no hypothetical morality...What people do is essential to their character...Their character is not hypothetical either..
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 06:31 pm
@boomerang,
You beat me to it, boomer. That's almost word-for-word what I was going to say.
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 06:39 pm
I would run over all three.

Did I get the job?
dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 06:47 pm
it's a personality test but there is a perfect answer? that's some pretty weird logic.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 06:59 pm
@boomerang,
You're good at this, Boom.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 07:00 pm
@dyslexia,
Nah.

I meant re perfect answer.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 07:17 pm
@dyslexia,
Since this whole exercise is hypothetical I believe it can involve a lot of embellishment.

Since the old friend who once saved life my life is a heart surgeon and helicopter pilot who graduated top of his class from Harvard Medical School, she'll single handedly save the old lady who is about to die AND fly her to the nearest world class hospital so she will save the old lady and the tax payers the cost of an ambulance ride.

But before she leaves she will put in a good word to the perfect single woman I have been dreaming about at the bus stop.

I'll end up taking the single woman to a midnight movie of Casablanca. She'll then reveal she is a multimillionaire and invite me to jet off to Paris that morning.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 07:25 pm
@tsarstepan,
That would probably not work out.

What we need here is a brainy woman who follows what Boom said and then, looking to relax, sees tsar at the all night hopper coffee shop and says, how're y'doing? And for some reason, he answers. And she answers.
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Pemerson
 
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Reply Sat 25 Sep, 2010 07:35 pm
I would just assume they were waiting for a bus, not me.
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La Dame
 
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Reply Sat 25 Sep, 2010 08:08 pm
@Gargamel,
Gargamel wrote:

I would run over all three.


I was gonna say that! ..

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