After all the background checks, interviews and testing were complete, the FBI had narrowed the field down to five possible agents.
For the final, the FBI interviewers took one of the candidates 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 will find your wife sitting in a chair. We need you to kill her.”
The candidate said, “You can’t be serious. I could never shoot my wife.”
The agent, “Then you’re not the right man for this job. Take your wife and go home.”
The other three candidates also refused and failed the test. Finally, the last candidate was given the same instructions. He took the gun and went into the room. Shots were heard, one after another.
Then the FBI interviewers heard screaming, so they rushed into the room. They saw the candidate was strangling his wife with his hands. So they stopped the man and asked what was going on.
The man replied, “Some idiot loaded the gun with blanks!”