The Central Intelligence Agency ran a Help Wanted ad for new recruits. Three men answered the advertisment and were invited to the office for an interview. After filling out their applications, they were taken, one at a time, into another rrom. Here an interviewer told them, "One of the requirements for joining this organisation is that you prove your unswerving loyalty to us. We want you to take this gun, go into the other room and shoot your wife."
The first job-seeker refused. "Sorry, I can't do that. We just got married." The interviewer asked him to leave.
The second applicant was then taken into the room and was given the same instruction. "i can't do that," he protested, "we've been married ten years and have two lovely children," so he was rejected as well.
The last applicant was presented with the same ultimatum in the same monotone, to which he replied, "Sure, I'll do it." And then he marched into the other room.
Shots were fired. Then allsorts of noises came from the rrom as if a brawl were ensuring. There were screams, kicking and thumping. Finally the third applicant returned and was asked what had happened. He said, "Some jerk put blanks in the gun. So i had to strangle her."