Can You Answer This??

You are driving along in your small car on a stormy night, it’s raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and see three people waiting for a bus:

1. An old man who might die if not taken to hospital immediately.

2. Your old friend who once saved your life.

3. Your Aunt who take care of you when you were a child.


Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that there could only be one passenger in your car?

See Below the Answer:

* You could pick up the old man, because he is going to die, and thus you should save him 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.

* Your Aunt since she is your relative & took care of you when you were a child.


The Best Answer is:

Give the car keys to the Old friend and let him take the old man to the hospital. Stay behind and wait for the bus with your Aunt to help her reach home safely.

48 Responses to Can You Answer This??

  1. Abdul Waheed August 6, 2014 at 7:07 PM #

    On the assumption that the hospital is fairly close, to save his life, I will drop the old man to the hospital first. I will then rush back to the bus stop, and if found both my aunt and friend still waiting and being a lady, offer aunt a lift.

  2. Saidu Hamdulahi February 28, 2014 at 8:31 PM #

    I would definitely rush the old man to the hospital to save a life just as when my friend once saved mine. Since it was a dilemma, my aunty and friend are also the best people I have, they would understand without having to explain anything to them. If by the time I return they were there, then I would decide how we move out with them. Period

  3. Cassie December 28, 2013 at 7:57 AM #

    Some comments are silly as to my point of view. Because for me, the purpose of life is not to always paying back the good deed that a person did to you or taking into consideration your relationship to that person. it will always depend on the situation and the need of it. Saving the old man’s life should be the first thing to do. The bestfriend and aunt should understand that without any question. Now if you are done saving the man’s life, you can always come back to the bus stop to see who is next to be saved.

  4. Shakir October 16, 2013 at 1:42 PM #

    If it is me, then i will ask my friend to get in the car with old man in back seat and i will ask my aunt to sit in front seat with me, then we all together to to hospital to drop the old man then to friends home to drop him then with aunt to my home.

  5. Roderick August 20, 2013 at 9:51 PM #

    Blow your horn and wave to all of them as you drive by.

  6. jahfer March 6, 2013 at 11:09 AM #

    If my old friend does not know how to drive????????

    Just kidding…

    Good job, keep it up.

    • Ali - Admin March 17, 2013 at 7:29 PM #

      Thanks jahfer.
      Kept it up 🙂

  7. Sohaib Ayub February 21, 2013 at 9:59 PM #

    This was actually question asked as ethical dilemma in our professional ethics class. The main purpose of this dilemma was to make people realize that sometime you have to think out of box. By the way, there was you old girl friend instead of Aunt. Definitely you wanted to spend time with your GF, save sick person and enjoy with your old friend. in this situation, you have to think out of box. Be Happy.
    –Sohaib Ayub

  8. mahdi hadid February 19, 2013 at 11:29 AM #

    If I was in such situation, I would give the car to my old friend who saved my life and because he knows how to save the life of people, I will ask him to take care of the old man and take him to the hospital
    I myself would stay with my Aunt under umbrella waiting for buss.

  9. TOG January 18, 2013 at 8:28 PM #

    The “best answer” offered is very good indeed; however, it’s not an answer to the question that was asked. If the question “What would you do?” had been asked, the “best answer” would have been appropriate.

  10. Naeem Altaf December 16, 2012 at 11:22 AM #

    I think that the car can carry all of three, so why not take along all of them???????

  11. Naushad Khan December 15, 2012 at 1:27 PM #

    The old man needs immediate treatment. Old Aunt also may get sick if had to wait or walk in rains but you are definitely going to enjoy rains with your old friend and by spending time with your friend and offering coffee in this rain would be the best wat to say thanks for saving your life.

    So isn’t it a good idea to give the keys to your Aunt to take the old man to the hospital and she would be a good company too and no need to worry she will in any case not steal your car either.

    Wouldn’t you do the same if a beautiful girl is waiting instead of your old friend.

  12. ali December 15, 2012 at 8:42 AM #

    if old friend could not drive car then…………….. first of all you take old man to hospital.

  13. sharif123 December 13, 2012 at 10:14 PM #

    most practical solution

  14. Saud December 13, 2012 at 8:18 PM #

    Think out of the box 🙂

  15. Reh December 13, 2012 at 7:47 PM #

    Why the oldman is on road in raining when he knows he is sick and where are his son/daughter to take care him. when no one from his own family can take care him, it means he want to commit suicide, so let him stay in rain. Now the friend is still OK I can say him dear see u later and then will take my aunty to home.

    • Ali - Admin December 17, 2012 at 11:33 AM #


  16. Vivianekhou November 21, 2011 at 11:06 AM #

    it’s easy 

  17. Houriakhouane November 21, 2011 at 11:02 AM #

    i know it
     it’s easy

  18. Shakabansh5 November 10, 2011 at 6:54 PM #

    Hi,Sara : I agree with this answer

  19. Asif Arif November 9, 2011 at 1:59 PM #

    this is really a good solution

  20. Mamoun shalaby November 8, 2011 at 11:18 PM #

    an unexpected answer

  21. Mamoun shalaby November 8, 2011 at 11:18 PM #

    an unexpected answer

  22. Dori November 7, 2011 at 8:28 PM #

    I would take the old man to the hospital, and than come back and pick my aunt or whom ever lives near by and than pick the last passenger.

  23. Zee November 6, 2011 at 11:27 AM #

    Give the car keys to the Old friend and let him take the old man to the hospital. Stay behind and wait for the bus with your Aunt to help her reach home safely.

  24. Aisha November 6, 2011 at 11:19 AM #

    ha ha ha… but it’s raining…!! what if the bus didn’t arrive   I’ll be wet and sick and my aunt my get sick toooo..:(
    what if my friend can’t drive? 😀

    joking :p  nice answer…thanks

  25. Aisha November 6, 2011 at 11:17 AM #

    ha ha ha… but it’s raining…!! what if the bus didn’t arrive   I’ll be wet and sick and my aunt my get sick toooo..:(
    what if my friend can’t drive? 😀

    joking :p  nice answer…thanks

  26. Cancer_cbc November 6, 2011 at 6:37 AM #

    Or I just keep driving without letting them see me. Since I know I can’t take my friend and my aunt togethet so i’ll skip the embarracement. And I know nothing about the old man unless I stop. But if they see me then my first answer will do.

  27. Cancer_cbc November 6, 2011 at 6:32 AM #

    Too complecated……….I could take the old man to hospital and leave my good friend with my aunt. If my aunt doesn’t understand then the hell with her!

    • Stephen November 8, 2011 at 1:55 PM #

      very arrogant attitude

  28. izaz November 5, 2011 at 10:16 PM #

    stupid answer

  29. Dr.maya November 5, 2011 at 9:26 PM #

    silly & old one … 😛

  30. Hisham_n_m_m_m November 5, 2011 at 6:27 PM #

    a good solution

  31. Bilalo2005 November 5, 2011 at 5:38 PM #

    and the chance for that to hapen is??
    i’ll think about that when it hapen

  32. Zac Robinson November 5, 2011 at 4:31 PM #

    so the old man is the only one who’s going to die if i left him behind.. then i’ll take him.. what’s the point of taking my aunt or my old friend if they’re okay.

  33. ???? ?????? November 5, 2011 at 3:36 PM #

    i will get off the car ,, and ask my old friend to take that person to the hospital ,, my aunt will be with me ,,,

  34. Rasheedkaippally November 5, 2011 at 3:26 PM #

    I’m afraid  whether the old man is able to drive

  35. Humayundaud November 5, 2011 at 1:43 PM #

    amazing answer 🙂 …

  36. Syed Mazhar Hussain November 5, 2011 at 11:35 AM #

    Nice one……

  37. Gawad52883 November 5, 2011 at 11:29 AM #


  38. Ogi November 5, 2011 at 9:38 AM #

    *is 🙂

  39. Ogi November 5, 2011 at 9:36 AM #

    i think there was a better version of this ? but this one is also good

  40. Abier November 5, 2011 at 9:31 AM #

    wow good one sara….. i didn’t answer the question….

  41. Shakil November 5, 2011 at 8:29 AM #

    If the friend happens to drive, that is……

  42. Haider Ali786 November 5, 2011 at 8:11 AM #

    My Answer will be same as mention above i will give car key to my old friend.

    Good One Sara

    • Dd November 5, 2011 at 11:33 AM #

      Maybe your friend steel your car and he does not take the old sick man to hospital and then you stay with your aunt and the bus would not come either

      • Hkcoolone November 5, 2011 at 7:10 PM #

        But ur friend saved ur life so i dont think he will steal the car

        • Junedayz November 5, 2011 at 11:22 PM #

          you dont know when they can turn on you =P