For several years, a man was having an affair with an Italian woman. Onenight, she confided in him that she was pregnant.
Not wanting to ruin his reputation or his marriage, he paid her a largesum of money if she would go to Italy to secretly have the child. If shestayed in Italy to raise the child, he would also provide child supportuntil the child turned 18.
She agreed, but asked how he would know when the baby was born. To keepit discrete, he told her to simply mail him a post card, and write"Spaghetti" on the back. He would then arrange for the child supportpayments to begin.
One day, about 9 months later, he came home to his confused wife."Honey," she said, "you received a very strange post card today.""Oh, just give it to me and I'll explain it later," he said. The wifeobeyed and watched as her husband read the card, turned white, andfainted.
On the card was written: "Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti,Spaghetti. Three with meatballs, two without. Send extra sauce."