A wealthy man was having an affair with an Italian woman
for several years. One night, during one of their rendezvous,
she confided in him that she was pregnant.
Not wanting to ruin his reputation or his marriage, he paid 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. To keep it discrete, he told her to simply mail him
a post card, and write "Spaghetti" on the back. He would then
arrange for child support payments 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
"Oh, just give it to me and I'll explain it," he said. The wife
obeyed, 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. "