Not wanting to ruin his reputation or his marriage, he paid her a large sum of money to go to Italy and 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 would he 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 the child support payments to begin.
One day, nine months later, he come home.
“Honey,” his confused wife said, “you received a very strange post card today.”
He said, “just give it to me and I will explain later.”
She watched as he read the card, turned white and fainted.
On the card was written:
SPAGHETTI, SPAGHETTI, SPAGHETTI, SPAGHETTI, SPAGHETTI.
THREE WITH MEATBALLS, TWO WITHOUT. SEND EXTRA SAUCE.