Credit Brad again, for this one.
I was sent this e-mail a long time ago at a job:
Moral dilemma test…You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, whenyou pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for thebus:
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 couldonly be one passenger in your small car? Think before you continuereading.This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part ofa job application. You could pick up the old lady, because she isgoing to die, and thus you should save her first.Or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, andthis 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 lethim take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait forthe bus with the partner of my dreams.”Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thoughtlimitations. Never forget to “Think Outside of the Box.”
So yeah, we’re supposed to learn something from this. Brad’s reply was much better…
Yeah, but then you stuck your old friend with the thankless task of hauling an old bag to the hospital while you stay behind and cavort with your new lover. And the old friend was probably someone of the opposite sex who has had a lifelong crush on you, which really sucks for that person. While you’re at it, why don’t you tell your old friend to do your laundry and clean your kitchen after they’re done dropping the old bitty on the hospital curb. The old friend can then pick you and your new lover up at the motel the next morning.
And this is why, if you don’t have one, you need a Brad in your life 🙂
So I am stealing from Brad’s blog…but I forgot how entertaining this really is…credit Brad for the writing, credit Jayme for finding this magnificent man (or rather, him finding her last year). Anytime I need something to laugh at, I just think of this. Is that wrong? Anyway, here it is, from Brad’s blog, last year…
“A good man is hard to find”
Ok, not that I peruse Match.com that often, but my attention has been brought to this entry: http://www.match.com/profile/showprofile.aspx?lid=1000005&TP=U&UID=5taghGM3rx6UIhR1avD9sQ==&Handle=sloemo
Now, the entry itself is almost too overwhelming to describe, so I’ll just comment on one telling excerpt:
MY FRIENDS SAY THAT I’VE BEEN ON MY OWN FOR TOO LONG AND HAVE GOTTEN TOO COMFORTABLE WITH THAT. THEY MAY BE RIGHT. I LIVE A BACHELOR’S LIFE. I AM NOT MATERIALISTIC. I AM A SIMPLE MAN WHO ENJOYS WALKS AND FINDING BARGAINS.I’M LOOKING FOR A WOMAN WHO I CAN GET ALONE WITH, SOMEONE WHO WILL ACCEPT ME AND ALL MY IDIOSYNCRASIES.
Even though this “simple” man is 42 years old and a Hong Kongian (wtf is the politically correct term for a Hong Kongian anyway?), I feel a kinship and a recognition that runs deeper than the ocean. “Yes!” I exclaimed out loud upon reading this, “Finally someone less shy and reluctant than me has come forth and laid bare his deepest emotions. Finally someone has said, ‘enough of this being alone, I shall set forth and find my soul mate.'” And to top it off, I, TOO, enjoy bargains. Uncanny.
God bless this gentle and courageous creature who might show us what true love is. Ladies, I’m not sure of this man’s availability now, but my advice to you is to seize him as your own as soon as possible, if possible.