A simple test of character…

Here is a multiple-choice question I often pose to people with whom I have just made their acquaintance. I regard it as a true test of character:

“What would you do if you were driving along the road, and realized that your car was on fire?”

The possible answers are:

A: Pull over to the side of the road as quickly as you can, and get everyone safely out of the vehicle.

B: Drive on to the nearest garage and go through the Car Wash.

C: Sit in the car, and call the Fire Brigade on your mobile phone, and wait for them to come and rescue you.

I now tend to avoid future contact with people who answer “A” to the question, and my intuition is rarely wrong…