The CIA had an opening for an assassin. After all of the background
checks, interviews, and testing were done there were three finalists:
two men and a woman.
For the final test, the CIA agents took one of the men to a large metal
door and handed him a gun.
"We must know that you will follow your instructions, no matter
what the circumstances. Inside this room, you will find your wife sitting
in a chair. Kill her!"
The man said, "You can't be serious. I could never shoot my wife."
The agent said, "Then you're not the right man for this job."
The second man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and
went into the room. All was quiet for about five minutes. Then the man
came out with tears in his eyes."I tried, but I can't kill my wife."
The agent said, "You don't have what it takes. Take your wife and
Finally, it was the woman's turn. She was given the same instructions
to kill her husband. She took the gun and went into the room. Shots
were heard, one shot after another. The the agents heard screaming,
crashing, and banging on the walls. After a few minutes, all was quiet.
The door opened slowly and there stood the woman.
She wiped the sweat from her brow, and said, "This gun is loaded
with blanks. I had to beat him to death with the chair."