The CIA had an opening for an assassin. After all the background checks, interviews and testing were done, there were 3 finalists — 2 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 nodded and said, “Then you’re not the right man for this job. Take your wife and go home.”
The second man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and went into the room. All was quiet for about 5 minutes. Then the man came out with tears in his eyes. “I tried, but I can’t kill my wife.”
The agent nodded and said, “You don’t have what it takes. Take your wife and go home.”
Finally, it was the woman’s turn. She was given similar instructions — to kill her husband. She took the gun and went into the room. Shots rang out, one after another.
Then they heard screaming, crashing, banging on the walls. The agent was just about to go in and see what was happening when the door opened and the woman stepped out, sweating profusely.
“This gun is loaded with blanks,” she said. “I had to beat him to death with the chair.”