Nasrudin was talking to a friend, who asked him: 'Have you never considered getting married, Mullah?''I have,' replied Nasrudin. 'In my youth, I resolved to find the perfect woman. I crossed the desert and reached Damascus, and I met a lovely, very spiritual woman, but she knew nothing of the world. I continued my journey and went to Isfahan; there I met a woman who knew both. the spiritual and the material world, but she was not pretty. Then I decided to go to Cairo, where I dined in the house of a beautiful woman,who was both religious and a connoisseur of material reality.' 'Why didn't you marry her, then?' 'Alas, my friend, she was looking for the perfect man.'