With James Bond getting on in years, the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) was looking to hire a new 007 with a license to kill.
After all the background checks, interviews and testing were done, there were 3 finalists: two men and a woman.
For the final test, an SIS officer 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 the room you find your wife sitting in a chair… kill her.”
The man said, “You can’t be serious. I could never shoot my wife.”
The SIS officer 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.
The man came out with tears in his eyes, “I tried, but I can’t kill my wife.”
The SIS officer said, “Then you don’t have what it takes. Take your wife and go home.”
Finally, it was the woman’s turn.
She was given her instructions: kill your husband.
She took the gun and went into the room.
Shots were heard. The SIS officer heard screaming, crashing, and banging on the walls.
After a few minutes, all was quiet.
The door opened slowly and there stood the woman, wiping the sweat from her brow.
“This gun is loaded with blanks” she said. “I had to kill him with the chair!”