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 today."
"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
On the card was written: "Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti.
Two with meatballs, one without."
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