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 his marriage, he paid her a large sum of money if she would go back to and secretly have the child. If she stayed in Italy to raise the child, he would provide child support until the kid reaches eighteen.
She agreed, but asked how he would know when the baby was born. To keep it discreet, he asked her to simply mail him a postcard with the words ‘spaghetti’ written on the back.
One day, about nine months later, he came home to his confused wife. “Honey”, she said. “Today you received a very strange postcard.”
‘Oh really? Let me see!’ he said. The wife gave it to him and watched as the husband read what is written as he turned white, then fainted. On the postcard was written the words ‘Spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti, two with meatballs, one without. Send extra sauce.’