He Left His Wife While She Was Pregnant. 9 Months Later, There’s A Surprise In His Mailbox

As the saying goes, “In life, a little rain must fall.” We all experience moments when something unexpected happens, and it hits us like a ton of bricks.

In the case of a married man whose mistress got pregnant, you’d think that the rain in this scenario is obvious. But you’ll never guess what he learned nine months later, and how he found out! When it rains, it pours!

The story goes like this. 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.”

Ha! Talk about a surprise.

If that story sounds familiar, it might be because of a movement that started just over a decade ago called PostSecret. PostSecret is an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren in 2005, in which people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard.

The concept of the project was that completely anonymous people decorate a postcard and portray a secret that they had never previously revealed. No restrictions are made on the content of the secret; only that it must be completely truthful and must never have been spoken before. Entries range from admissions of sexual misconduct and criminal activity to confessions of secret desires, embarrassing habits, hopes and dreams. PostSecret collected and displayed over 2,500 original pieces of art from people across the United States and around the world between its founding on January 1, 2005 and 2007.

The story goes like this. 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.”

Ha! Talk about a surprise.

If that story sounds familiar, it might be because of a movement that started just over a decade ago called PostSecret. PostSecret is an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren in 2005, in which people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard.

The concept of the project was that completely anonymous people decorate a postcard and portray a secret that they had never previously revealed. No restrictions are made on the content of the secret; only that it must be completely truthful and must never have been spoken before. Entries range from admissions of sexual misconduct and criminal activity to confessions of secret desires, embarrassing habits, hopes and dreams. PostSecret collected and displayed over 2,500 original pieces of art from people across the United States and around the world between its founding on January 1, 2005 and 2007.