Well, here is an interesting morality poser . A couple of years back when I was teaching the MBA program, I posed this to the class. It drew about 60 responses and seemed to be more popular than some of the other posers that I post:
The basic rules and guidelines:
- There is no right or wrong answer. Every answer is acceptable. You cant criticize another person’s answer.
- You don’t need to justify your choice. If you want to, your justification has to be restricted to ONLY one line/one sentence
- You are not allowed to discuss this question with anyone as you answer.
- You cant add more facts or make any other assumptions or make some wild tangential interpretations.
A man (M) and a lady (L) who are very much in love and devoted to one another, are separated by a river with no way of getting across to the other side. On L’s side of the river, there is a boatman (B) who is able to take her across but refuses to do so unless she pays him a price of $100, thrice his normal fare. L has no money.
Another man (S) tells L that he will give her (L) $100 if she sleeps with him. L agrees to do so and on receiving the money, pays B the boatman, who takes her across the river. She is reunited with M and they are very happy together again. However a friend of M(F) finds out what L did with S and immediately tells M. On learning the news, M ends things with L, stating that he wants nothing to do with her.
Now, here is your task:
Rank these 5 people : M, L,B,S and F from the best person to the worst person with just a one line/sentence elaboration.