The CIA is looking to hire a new assassin for their department. After going through the initial screening, they narrow the field to three candidates: two guys and a woman. The CIA invites each of the applicants to their facility for one final test before they are offered the job.
The first guy shows up and the CIA leads him down a dark hall in the depths on Langley to a sparse room. Inside, the guy finds his wife sitting in a chair in the room. The CIA agents give him a gun and say, “To prove that you can follow orders in this job without question, you must show us that you can assassinate your wife.” The guy is shocked and tells them he can’t do it…he’s just not up to the job. So, they excuse him and bring in the next guy.
Again, with this guy they lead him to the same room where he too finds his wife in a chair and the CIA agents give him the same instructions. This guy agrees to do fulfill the task, so they give him the gun and leave the room. After a few minutes, they don’t hear anything and finally the guy comes out of the room and his wife is still alive. He informs them that he tried to pull the trigger, but he just couldn’t do it. So, they excuse him and bring in the final applicant, the lady.
They lead her to the same room where she finds her husband sitting in a chair in the room. The CIA agents give her the instructions that she kill her husband and she agrees. So, they give her the gun and leave the room. They wait a few seconds and all of a sudden hear 13 shots fired followed by a loud struggle with lots of shouting. Finally, after a few minutes, the lady emerges from the room and tells the agents, “You didn’t tell that the gun was filled with blanks…I had to take the chair and beat him to death.”