A businessman has been having an affair with a passionate Italian woman for the past two years.

One day, she tells him that she’s pregnant.

Not wanting to ruin his reputation or his marriage, he says he will pay her a sum of money if she returns to Italy and raises the child in secret.

He promises to provide for the child until it turns 18.

She tearfully agrees, but asks how to let him know when the baby is born.

To keep things discreet, he tells her to simply mail him a postcard and write “Spaghetti” on the back.

Then, he would start to send regular payments.

About nine months later, he comes home from work and his wife says to him confused,

“Honey, you received a very strange postcard today.”

“Oh, let me see it. I’ll explain it all some other time,” he says.

His wife watches as he reads the card, turns white, and tips over, faint.

The card read: “Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti.

Three with meatballs, two without. Send extra sauce.”