[Vision2020] A Dilemma

Jim Baillargeon jjbaillargeon at moscow.com
Mon Aug 16 19:05:48 PDT 2004

BLAST, i should have read ALL of this e-mail before answering!............uhhh, any one believe that?,   i hope??
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Tom Hansen 
  To: vision2020 at moscow.com 
  Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 6:20 AM
  Subject: [Vision2020] A Dilemma

  Greetings Visionaires -


  I copied and paste the following from The Daily Joke which I have subscribed to for the past two years or so.  Every once in a while the author (Rex Barker) posts something on it that is very thought provoking.  This was one of those times.



  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 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 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 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 mate again. 


  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." 


  This is Rex Barker, C. S. (Canine Strategist) reminding you that often, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations. Never forget to "Think Outside of the Box."



  Take care,


  Tom Hansen


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