The multinational company was looking for a new Director
General and three men were up for the job. To test their
undying loyalty to the company, they were all asked to do the
same thing. Go into the other room and shoot your wife,”
they ordered the first man, handing him a gun.
“Oh no,” gasped the man. “My wife means more to me than
anything, I can’t do it.”
So he was dismissed.
The second man was given similar instructions. Handing
him a gun they ordered him to go next door and shoot his
“I can’t do it,” replied the ashen-faced man, “Tomorrow is
our 25th anniversary and we’ve lived a very happy life.”
So the second man was dismissed.
The third man came in, a gun was passed to him and he was
told to go into the next room and kill his wife. The man did
as he’d been instructed and went next door. At first there
was complete silence but all of a sudden they heard an awful
scream, furniture falling over and then all went quiet. A
moment later the third man returned.
“What happened in there?” they asked.
“Some prat put blank cartridges in the gun so I had no
choice but to strangle her,” he replied.