A wealthy software company executive from Seattle had been enjoying a two-year affair with a beautiful Italian woman.
One night, during one of their romantic liasons, she confided that she was pregnant.
Not wanting to ruin his family reputation or his marriage, he offered to pay her a large sum of money if she would go to Italy to have the child. If she stayed in Italy, he would also provide child support until the child turned 18. He also promised a college education for the child.
The mistress agreed, but wondered how to let him know when the baby was born. To keep it discrete, he suggested she mail him a post card, and write "Spaghetti" on the back. He would then make the financial arrangements for child support.
One day, about 9 months later, he came home to his confused wife.
"Honey," she said, "you received a very strange post card in the mail today."
"Oh, just give it to me and I'll explain it later," he said.
The wife handed over the post card, and watched as her husband read the message, turned white, and fainted.
On the card was written "Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti. Two with meatballs, one without."