[lit-ideas] CIA Admissons Test (was Re: Re: Poetry x 2 = Sabbatical)

  • From: "Steve Chilson" <stevechilson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 08:53:10 +0100

The CIA Admissions Test

The CIA had an opening for an assassin. After all of the background
interviews, and testing were done there were three finalists--two men
and a

For the final test, the CIA agents took one of the men to a large metal
and handed him a gun.

"We must know that you will follow your instructions, no matter what the
circumstances. Inside of this room, you will find your wife sitting in a
chair. Kill her."

The man said, "You can't be serious. I could never shoot my wife." The
said, "Then you're not the right man for this job."

The second man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and went
into the room. All was quiet for about five minutes. Then the man came
with tears in his eyes. "I tried, but I can't kill my wife."

The agent said, "You don't have what it takes. Take your wife and go

Finally, it was the woman's turn. She was given the same instructions to
kill her husband. She took the gun and went into the room.

Shots were heard, one shot after another. They heard screaming,
banging on the walls. After a few minutes, all was quiet. The door
slowly and there stood the woman.

She wiped the sweat from her brow, and calmly said, "This gun is loaded
blanks. I had to beat him to death with the chair."
  Steve Chilson

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