Updated: Apr 30, 2022
For several years, a man was having an affair with an Italian woman. One night, she confided in him that she was pregnant. Not wanting to ruin his reputation or marriage, he paid her a large sum of money if she would go to Italy to secretly have the child. If she stayed in Italy to raise the child, he would also provide child support until the child turned 18.
She agreed but asked how he would know when the baby was born.
He told her to mail him a postcard and write "spaghetti" on the back to keep it discrete. He would then arrange for child support payments to begin.
One day, about nine months later, he came home to his confused wife. "Honey," she said, "you have received a bizarre postcard today."
"Oh, really," he replied. "Let me see."
The wife gave it to him and watched as her husband read the card, turned white, and fainted. On the card was written: "Spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti. Two with meatballs, one without. Send extra sauce."