This could apply
to the CIA, FBI, MI5 or the KGB, take your pick....
After searching for new recruits,
the Man from Uncle was holding selection interviews. At the end
of the day they were left with three possibles, two of which were
men, one was a woman.
It was explained that there was one final test they had to pass,
and were taken one at a time to a basement room. The first man was
told that his wife was inside the room, blindfold, gagged and tied
to a chair. He was handed a gun and ordered to enter the room and
shoot his wife.
He refused, saying that he did not want the job so bad that he could
kill his wife. The interviewer said he understood very well, was
sorry to see the man go, but obviously he was not suited to this
kind of work.
The second man took the gun and entered the room. After a couple
of minutes, he came out in tears and explained that he just couldn't
shoot his wife. He was also told he was clearly unsuited to the
The woman was given the same order, only this time it was her husband
in the room. She also took the gun and entered the room. There came
the sound of the gun being fired a number of times, followed by
a short silence. There then came the noise of a scuffle and a lot
of shouting and screaming. All fell silent again and the woman came
out of the room.
'Fucking gun was loaded with blanks' she exclaimed. ' I had to beat
him to death with a chair leg!'