MI6 have a spot of bother finding new recruits
MI6 had an opening for an assassin. After all the usual background checks, interviews and appraisals had been completed, there were just three candidates left; two men and one woman.
For the final test, the Deputy-Director told the candidates that an
MI6 agent would take them to a large metal door and hand each one a
gun. "We must know that you will follow your instructions, no matter
what the circumstances. Inside that room you will find your wife sitting
in a chair. "Kill her!!!"
An agent gave the second man the same instructions. The man took the
gun and stepped reluctantly into the room. All was quiet for several
minutes. Then he staggered out with tears in his eyes. "I tried,"
he sobbed, "I really did try, but I can't kill my wife, it's inhuman."
Finally, it was the woman's turn. Her husband was locked in the room and she was given the same instructions as the men: kill the target. She took the gun and went into the room. Several shots rang out in rapid succession. Then the waiting agents heard terrible screams, followed by loud crashing and banging on the walls. After a few minutes it went deathly quiet. Then the door slowly opened and the woman came out wiping blood from her hands. "This fucking gun was loaded with blanks!" she complained. "I had to beat the bastard to death with the chair!"
"I told you," said the Deputy-Director, turning to the gaping agents, "When you want a tough job doing, hire a woman."
Contributed by William Moore
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