A company was hiring new staff. One question in the written exam was:
You are driving your car in a wild stormy night. You pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus: an old lady who looks as if she is about to die, a doctor who had once saved your life, a man/woman you have been dreaming to be with. You can only take one passenger in your car. Which one will you choose? Please explain your answer.
Think about it before you continue reading.
This must be some kind of personality test. Every answer has its reasoning.
You could pick up the old lady. She is going to die, and thus you should save her first. You could take the doctor, because he once saved your life. This will be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you could always pay the doctor back in the future, but you may never be able to find the perfect love once you pass this chance.
The candidate who was eventually hired (out of 200 applicants) did not have to explain his answer.
He simply answered: “Give the car key to the doctor and let him take the old lady to the hospital. I will stay and wait for the bus with the man/woman of my dreams.”
Sometimes, we would gain more if we were able to give up our stubborn limitations and think outside of box.
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