“A lover’s soul lives in the body of his Mistress” – Plutarch.

Well, in this apologue, one particular married guy had a bit more than his soul living in his mistress when she one day told him she was pregnant.

Since this man had been married for many years and had a 8 year old boy, he had no desire to tarnish his reputation and destroy his marriage. He asked his secret lover to move to Italy where she can give birth and raise her kid.  He also gave her a sum of money and pledged to provide the necessary funds until the child reached the age of eighteen.

The woman accepted, and then asked how she could contact him and inform that the child was born and in good health.

The man asked his mistress to send him a postcard saying only the word ‘spaghetti’ when the time came.


His mistress agreed and left to Italy.

The nine months of pregnancy passed and one night when the man came home from work, he was greeted by his confused wife:

Wife: “Honey, a very strange postcard has arrived.”

That’s interesting, ” he replied. ” Let me see it .”

His wife brought him the postcard and watched her husband as he read it.

The man, after reading a few lines, turned pale, and fainted!

His wife asked her son to look after her husband whilst she ran to the neighbours for help – leaving both the husband and the postcard on the ground.

Their curious 8 year old son grabbed the postcard which read:

Spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti. Three with meat balls, two without them. Please send me more salsa …

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