A married man who had an Italian lover for many years learned one day that she was pregnant. The two struck up a deal, in which she would return to Italy to give birth to their child and keep his identity secret in exchange for a large sum of money. In addition, the father would continue to provide for his child financially until he or she turned 18.
They also agreed that when the child was born, she would let him know by sending an anonymous postcard that simply read: “spaghetti.”
Nine months passed, and one day the man came home from work and his wife said to him, “We got a very weird postcard today.” She handed it to him and it read: “Spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti. Three with meatballs, two without them. Please send more sauce.”