Never Hire a Man to Do a Woman's Job...
The CIA had an opening for an assassin. These highly classified positions are hard
to fill, and there's a lot of testing and background checks involved before you can
even be considered for the position.
After sending some applicants through the background checks, training, and testing,
they narrowed the possible choices down to two men and a woman, but only one
position was available.
The day came for the final test to see which person would get the extremely
secretive job. The CIA men administering the test 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," they explained. "Inside this room,
you will find your wife sitting in a chair. Take this gun and kill her."
The man, with a shocked look on his face, said, "You can't be serious! I could
never shoot my own wife!"
"Well," said a CIA man, "you're definitely not the right man for this job then."
So they bring the second man to the same door and hand him a gun. "We must know
that you will follow instructions no matter what the circumstances," they explained
to the second man. "Inside you will find your wife sitting in a chair. Take this gun
and kill her."
The second man looked a bit shocked, but nevertheless took the gun and went in the
room. All was quiet for about five minutes, then the door opened. The man came out
of the room with tears in his eyes. "I tried to shoot her. I just couldn't pull the
trigger and shoot my wife. I guess I'm not the right man for the job."
"No," the CIA man replied. "You don't have what it takes. Take your wife and go
Now they're down to the woman left to test. Again they lead her to the same door
and hand her the same gun. "We must be sure that you will follow instructions no
matter what the circumstances. This is your final test. Inside you will find your
husband sitting in a chair. Take this gun and kill him."
The woman took the gun and opened the door. Before the door was even closed,
the CIA heard the gun start firing, one shot after another, for 13 shots. Then
they heard screaming, crashing, banging on the walls. This went on for several
minutes, then all went quiet. The door opened slowly, and there stood the woman...
She wiped the sweat from her brow and said, "You guys didn't tell me the gun was
loaded with blanks! I had to beat him to death with the chair!"