was helping a company look for a new chief executive. They
had tried all the top recruitment and head-hunting
firms in the country and in desperation turned to Nasrudin.
Over dinner they started to ask him some questions about
himself. Having discovered that he was not married, they
asked him had he ever come close.
“Indeed yes,” he replied. “When I was young I was very keen
to marry the perfect wife. I travelled through many lands
looking for her. In France I met a beautiful dancer, who
was joyful and carefree, but alas had no sense of the spiritual.
In Egypt I met a princess who was both beautiful and wise,
but sadly we could not communicate. Then finally in India
after much searching I found her. She was beautiful, wise
and her charm captured the hearts of everybody she met. I
felt that I had found the perfect wife.”
Nasrudin paused with a long sigh. So one of the senior managers
"Then did you not marry her, Nasrudin?"
"Alas,” sighed Nasrudin, "she was waiting for the perfect