“106th story”



A big and famous company was hiring only one person. To find the best candidate, they asked one same question from each applier.


The question was: “You are driving on a stormy cold night.


You pass a bus station, which three people are waiting there.

  • An old lady is dying out of the cold weather.


  • A doctor saved your life once before.
  • A girl or a guy, you love to marry one day.

You can only give a ride to one person.


Who would you choose?

In reality, saving each one of them has its good reason, the old lady needs immediate help, and many candidates chose to save her.

Some candidates chose the doctor, and some the person that would like to marry in the future.


From the 200 appliers, the one who was hired had this answer:


“I would give my car key to the doctor so that he could take the old lady to her place, and I wait beside my love, waiting for the bus to come.”


We never give up on our power, belongings, and situation. If we think a little deep and stop being selfish, far our limitation from us, get out of our comfort zone and be more generous we would be able to gain better things in life.

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  1. Another great tale with a moral for us all. Much liked. 🙂

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  2. A wonderful answer to the problem that I never saw coming. Good way to look at the situation from another perspective.

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  3. Beautiful story loved the guys answer ,thank you for sharing.

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  4. Ha ha… 😀
    He solved the puzzle effortlessly!

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  5. 🙂 I would have hired him, too.

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  6. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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  7. You always have very clever endings or twists in your stories. Have a wonderful day, Laleh.

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  8. Well, that’s what the business world refers to as “thinking outside the box.” In this particular case, the job applicant chooses to risk his vehicle to pursue his personal interest. Is this the kind of person a company would choose as the best candidate? Just saying 🙂

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  9. I enjoy that your tales give us food for thought. 🙂

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  10. The company hired the right candidate.

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  11. I love this story! Thank you for sharing it!

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  12. Always wonderful stories Laleh.👍

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  13. Nice story dear, unfortunately now days they want the round peg to fit the round hole not the square peg in the round hole.


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  14. What an excellent solution. It would have taken me a while to work that out. I think I would have failed the interview. 😦

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  15. A very good example of ‘thinking outside the box’, too  ♥

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  16. Reblogged this on lampmagician and commented:
    The best Idea ever! 🙂 ❤

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  17. I wonder where you get these stories from 🙂

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  18. I also see in your parable the element of compromise as an effective way to decide in such a dilemma. Why don’t we see more of this idea between and among countries?

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  19. Wow! I didn’t see the best answer of the lot coming . . . brilliant!

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  20. Mashallah that was a beautiful response. 🌹🌹🌹

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  21. Dear Laleh, you are utterly precious and inspirational!!! ❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕

    Would love to have you Guest Post on
    May I invite you?

    Kindly email me:
    may I please know your email add?

    Yeka ❤️💜💚💛💙💜💛💚❤️

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  22. This story really gave me a wake-up call, Laleh. As I read it, I tried to think what I would do in that situation. I’m ashamed to say that I didn’t think about offering my car keys to the doctor. What a perfect solution to the dilemma! It really makes me think about how I need to “think outside the box” and look for creative ways to respond to people in need. Thank you so much for sharing this story!

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  23. Many thanks, Laleh, for this lesson!:)

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  24. cede to your need some times

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  25. Another great story…packs so much into such a few words!

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  26. a Brilliant poem dear Laleh of teaching to think outside the box and use compassion and soul~! 💖👏

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  27. Always so enjoy your stories! Keep up the great work. 💙

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